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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Other Words from entrance

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

The entrance to a castle was often a steel grate called a portcullis, a walkway, and then another portcullis. William Gurstelle, Popular Mechanics, "How to Storm a Castle," 11 Apr. 2019 In the second still, the gang looks exhausted and defeated outside of an emergency room entrance. Chief Hopper (David Harbour) wears a green and pink shirt (and has a gash on his forehead) in another image. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer Is Finally Here and I Am Not Okay," 20 Mar. 2019 Huawei’s Matebook 13 marked Huawei’s entrance into the Whiskey Lake generation of Intel’s Core chips, and Huawei’s refreshed Matebook X Pro (2019) and new Matebook 14 follow suit. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Huawei refreshes the Matebook X Pro and adds a larger Matebook 14," 24 Feb. 2019 Naperville Park District removed the sculpture of the skateboarder — complete with Gap shirt, Nike hat and DKNY shoes — that had been sitting near the skate park entrance behind Centennial Beach on Jackson Avenue since May 2004. Suzanne Baker And Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Vandals damage Centennial Park's skateboarder statue in failed attempt to take it, officials say," 12 July 2018 As the motor home approached Bearizona’s entrance, Clark’s phone rang. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Born of tragedy, newborn elk triumphs thanks to kindness of strangers," 12 July 2018 The sprawling re-vamp of MTA's rail yards boasts two apartment complexes complete with private entrances and keyless entry for its wealthy owners. House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Hudson Yards, New York's $25 Billion Neighborhood," 19 Mar. 2019 The vague language in the second provision could force clinics to not only have separate entrances and financial logs but separate facilities altogether. Lauren Rankin, Teen Vogue, "Trump's Title X Rules Could Lead to More Harassment at Abortion Clinics," 12 Mar. 2019 Crews at the north and south ends of the tunnel also began working to remove embankments, where entrance and exit ramps soon will be installed. David Gutman, The Seattle Times, "Seattle officials plead for help, patience as viaduct traffic problems loom," 13 Jan. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 But Jiro Dreams of Sushi (made by the same team behind Netflix’s Chef’s Table series) is a gentle, meditative, and entrancing portrait of a man who’s been making sushi for a long time in his tiny, exquisite restaurant. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "A dozen streamable shows and movies that kids can watch (and parents will like)," 24 Dec. 2018 Few other MMOs dare to be so creative in their game design, and that’s a legacy that goes all the way back to 2012 when ArenaNet entranced us with dynamic events that broke free of EverQuest-style quest design. Leif Johnson, PCWorld, "Check out this exclusive look at Guild Wars 2's jaw-dropping Infernal Leap roller beetle track," 26 Nov. 2018 But ‘‘Vertigo’’ — entrancing, dreamlike, deranged — has steadily grown in reputation over the years to become one of the most widely acknowledged masterpieces in film. Jake Coyle, BostonGlobe.com, "Sixty years later, Novak reveals highs and lows of ‘Vertigo’," 22 Mar. 2018 Akiba Fukurou Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou is great for families with children and animals lovers of all kinds, especially those easily entranced by the delicate frames and all-seeing eyes of owls. Davey Young, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Akihabara: Our Guide," 5 Mar. 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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