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 Ms Dantas works in a nail salon and studies for the entrance exam at night. The Economist, "Home truths The pandemic further weakens Latin America’s underperforming schools," 12 Sep. 2020 The officer stopped the car on the Interstate 71 entrance ramp. cleveland, "The sale price of $666 should have been a warning: Middleburg Heights Police Blotter," 10 Sep. 2020 With the issuance of statewide stay-at-home orders, many museums were forced to close their doors, causing their various sources of revenue—from entrance fees, to gift shops and museum cafés—to virtually evaporate overnight. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "What It'll Take for America's Small Museums to Survive the Pandemic," 9 Sep. 2020 The Fourth Street entrance ramp to I-71 in Covington will be closed, with drivers detoured to the 12th Street ramp. Hannah K. Sparling, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati drivers: Prepare for downtown I-71 detours next week," 8 Sep. 2020 The entrance fee for the park is $3; the gathering is free. Staff Reports, NOLA.com, "American Lung Association fundraiser, D.A.R.E. essay winner and more metro-area community news," 3 Sep. 2020 Tuesday marks the 104th birthday of the National Park Service, and to celebrate, visitors won't have to pay park entrance fees. Editors, USA TODAY, "George Floyd, Day 2 of the RNC, tropical storms: 5 things to know Tuesday," 25 Aug. 2020 Police in Miami busted two parties on Saturday that violated county emergency orders and featured makeshift stripper poles, DJs, entrance fees, underage guests and alcohol for sale. Andrew Boryga, sun-sentinel.com, "Nude dancers, stripper poles and DJs: How cops busted secret pandemic parties," 24 Aug. 2020 The entrance ramp and ringside area will be expanded so that fans cannot make physical contact with performers. Dallas News, "Wrestling with pandemic? This weekend’s Indie Expo in Dallas could help bring back fans from COVID-19 lapse.," 23 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Yuan's freemium strategy worked and tech companies, entranced by Zoom's simplicity and efficiency, signed up for premium Zoom subscriptions. Jon Sarlin, CNN, "Everyone you know uses Zoom. That wasn't the plan," 21 May 2020 Sunjammer writes progressive, entrancing music influenced by psychedelic rock circa 1965. Chris Conde, ExpressNews.com, "8 new records by San Antonio musicians to listen to right now," 22 Apr. 2020 Just weeks ago, the sight of our toddlers entranced by screens first thing in the morning would have caused panic. New York Times, "Agonizing Over Screen Time? Follow the Three C’s," 13 Apr. 2020 Sending up all at once Broadway values, the U.S. electoral system and a Chinese mindset both repelled and entranced by American culture is an enticing blueprint for parody — and a daunting proposition for any artist. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, "‘Soft Power’ reviews at the Public Theater veer from ‘revolutionary’ to ‘nonsense’," 16 Oct. 2019 For the last five years, actor, Omari Hardwick has kept TV viewers entranced with his character Ghost on the Starz crime drama Power. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "'Power' Star Omari Hardwick Announces New Hip-Hop/Spoken Word Podcast 'Poetics': Exclusive," 13 Mar. 2019 Of course, Bell isn’t the only celeb entranced with all-natural treatment. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "Kristen Bell Has the Perfect Hack to Looking Like You Got a Full Night’s Sleep," 4 Apr. 2020 Equally entrancing is the elegant luncheon served in the original living quarters, as well as a private concert in the baroque concert hall. Janice Wald Henderson, Condé Nast Traveler, "Cruise Like a Royal: 5 Itineraries Where You Can Visit Castles and Hang Out With Nobility," 17 Sep. 2019 Evgueni and Sacha Galperine’s orchestral score is mostly familiar stuff, except for an entrancing atonal piece midway through the movie that offers a glimpse of a more daring and experimental take on the material. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Persian Lessons': Film Review | Berlin 2020," 4 Mar. 2020

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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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The first known use of entrance was in the 15th century

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15 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Entrance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entrance. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for entrance

entrance

noun
How to pronounce entrance (audio)

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
How to pronounce entrance (audio)

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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