entrada

noun en·tra·da \ ə̇n‧ˈträdə , en‧- \

Definition of entrada

plural -s
:an expedition or journey into unexplored territory
  • before beginning the long entrada, the trappers killed three deer
  • —R. G. Cleland
; especially :a Spanish exploring or conquering expedition in America
  • through the many entradas and colonization attempts, to the final conquest after the great Maya revolt
  • Science
  • nothing was left except the deeply engraved routes of their remarkable entradas
  • —Frank Waters

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of entrada

Spanish, literally, entry, entrance, from feminine of entrado (past participle of entrar to enter), from Latin intratus, past participle of intrare to enter


Learn More about entrada

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of entrada


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up entrada? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a ram's-horn trumpet used in Judaism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!