entrance

noun
en·​trance | \ ˈen-trən(t)s How to pronounce entrance (audio) \

Definition of entrance

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : power or permission to enter : admission
2 : the act of entering
3 : the means or place of entry
4 : the point at which a voice or instrument part begins in ensemble music
5 : the first appearance of an actor in a scene

entrance

verb
en·​trance | \ in-ˈtran(t)s How to pronounce entrance (audio) , en-\
entranced; entrancing

Definition of entrance (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to put into a trance
2 : to carry away with delight, wonder, or rapture we were entranced by the view

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Verb

entrancement \ in-​ˈtran(t)-​smənt How to pronounce entrancement (audio) , en-​ \ noun

Examples of entrance in a Sentence

Noun

the entrance of the army into the city the country's entrance into war The book describes his entrance into politics. The thieves gained entrance to our house by breaking a window. She always knew how to make a grand entrance. The main entrance is on the left side. There are two entrances to the park. The ship passed through the narrow entrance to the bay. He was denied entrance into the country. She applied for entrance at several colleges.

Verb

a production of The Nutcracker ballet that will entrance audiences
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Park visitors were asked to move to the back of the 260-acre property, away from firefighting activity near the entrance, said Rachel Gallat, who was visiting a friend who works at the park. USA TODAY, "High Line milestones, Iowa’s big stink, Muscle Beach makeover: News from around our 50 states," 11 June 2019 Park visitors were asked to move to the back of the 260-acre property, away from firefighting activity near the entrance, said Rachel Gallat, who was visiting a friend who works at the park. Fox News, "Brush fire sets off evacuation at California amusement park," 10 June 2019 Fresh produce, the most expensive source of food, will be placed near the entrance, the first thing customers see. Molly Korzenowski, Twin Cities, "Rosemount to expand its Family Resource Center," 8 June 2019 Bo Peep is stationed with Woody near the entrance of the Toy Story Mania ride. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Disney’s Bo Peep: First look at character from ‘Toy Story’ fame at Hollywood Studios," 6 June 2019 Less than a decade later, Lowell launched North Sails on the floor of his apartment and opened his first loft in 1957 in a distinctive building near the entrance to Shelter Island. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Innovator North always pushed the envelope, but ‘wasn’t afraid to fail’," 5 June 2019 The only reminders of the Tubbs fire can be found through a lamp shaped like a fire extinguisher near the entrance of the restaurant and a horseshoe hanging over the bar that was recovered in the ashes of the former building. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Return of the Starks: Willi’s Wine Bar reopens in Santa Rosa after Tubbs wildfire," 5 June 2019 The $55 million project is planned to stretch nearly one mile from the First Station entertainment complex located near the German Colony in Jerusalem to the Dung Gate near the entrance to the Western Wall Plaza in the Old City of Jerusalem. Marcy Oster, sun-sentinel.com, "Knesset committee approves Jerusalem cable car plan," 4 June 2019 Near the entrance to the beach there’s a bar and café called Rum Bum Beach Bar that also offers beach rentals—umbrellas, chaises, snorkeling gear, boogie boards—as well as, of course, rum swizzles and dark ’n stormies, Bermuda’s two primary exports. Katherine Cusumano, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Beaches in Bermuda," 29 May 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

She was entranced by Rapinoe’s game: Her probing passes, her subtle technical mastery, her creative vision, even her occasional Technicolor hair. Grant Wahl, SI.com, "USWNT Inspires Older Fans, Too. One of Them Was My Mom," 13 June 2019 She was entranced by their weirdness and strange ways. The Economist, "Obituary: Judith Kerr died on May 23rd," 8 June 2019 Enormous and elegant, the entire shop of embroidery, lace, and beautiful feminine prints was entrancing. Kate Young, Vogue, "Shopping Like the Pope and More! Kate Young Lives La Dolce Vita in Italy," 20 Aug. 2018 The warmth of that show was reminiscent of another artist who also dabbles in neo-lounge: Clairo, a young electro-pop singer with a suite of entrancing original songs. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "The New Indie Pop: Off-Kilter, Handmade, Whimsical and Emotional," 7 Mar. 2018 The doll looked like a stripper, and Handler was entranced. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "There’s Something About Barbie," 7 Mar. 2019 Lodi’s best hotel, restaurant and spa conveniently share a leafy 7-acre enclave, the site of entrancing gardens and graceful living since 1902. Jeanne Cooper, San Francisco Chronicle, "Suite Spot: Low-key luxury in Lodi wine country," 26 Mar. 2018 The sleeves of the dress were equally entrancing, with a small slit just below the elbows that was created to look like sequin cuffs. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Amandla Stenberg Wore Purple Eyeshadow on "The Hate U Give" Red Carpet," 5 Oct. 2018 So did Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe & the Fish, the Doors, the Byrds, the Yardbirds and Frank Zappa, often accompanied by psychedelic light shows that entranced many concertgoers high on LSD or marijuana. Christopher Reynolds, latimes.com, "Grab an apple and enter the Fillmore, San Francisco’s cradle of psychedelia that continues to rock," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of entrance

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1569, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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More Definitions for entrance

entrance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of entrance

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the act of entering something
: something (such as a door) that is used for entering something
: the right to enter something

entrance

verb

English Language Learners Definition of entrance (Entry 2 of 2)

: to fill (someone) with delight and wonder

entrance

noun
en·​trance | \ ˈen-trəns How to pronounce entrance (audio) \

Kids Definition of entrance

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act of going in He waited for the right moment to make his entrance.
2 : a door, gate, or way for going in
3 : permission to join, participate in, or attend

entrance

verb
en·​trance | \ in-ˈtrans How to pronounce entrance (audio) \
entranced; entrancing

Kids Definition of entrance (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to put into a trance
2 : to fill with delight and wonder

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