entrance

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noun

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

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verb

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

transitive verb

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

Example Sentences

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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The store entrance is about 30 feet from the parking lot. Patriot Ledger Staff, USA TODAY, 24 Nov. 2022 The weekend’s lineup includes a tree lighting ceremony, an entrance via parachute from Santa, the 69th annual Christmas parade on Sunday, and lots more activities available on the town’s website. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Nov. 2022 There will be no public access through the south spoke entrance at Washington and Meridian streets. The Indianapolis Star, 23 Nov. 2022 Two people place flowers at a growing memorial in front of a campus entrance sign for the University of Idaho, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Moscow, Idaho. CBS News, 23 Nov. 2022 Seminarium is still carved into a cornice above the main entrance. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2022 The borderline between the two cities crosses Mill near the high school-middle school entrance. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 22 Nov. 2022 The MagicBand+ allows hands-free park entry (if your admission tickets have been scanned into the app), Lightning Lane entrance check-in and connection to Disney PhotoPass images. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Nov. 2022 An image of Gabriel is also etched into the memorial bench at Carson's entrance. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 22 Nov. 2022
Verb
Powerhouse voice, theatrical style, Broadway-meets-rock vibe, ability to entrance TV viewers and turn them into devoted fans. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 20 Apr. 2022 The blue themes of Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, not to mention the blue Apple uses for iMessages, entrance us. Mark Naida, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2022 Taxi from Newbury station to entrance gate at Highclere about $27 and takes about 15 minutes. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 On Twitch and YouTube, Vubters entrance live audiences, sometimes numbering thousands, with cutesy karaoke or the latest video games. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 28 Apr. 2021 The free day this weekend is one of six offered by the National Park Service in 2021, and applies only to entrance fees – camping and other fees will still be charged. oregonlive, 13 Apr. 2021 Secure perimeter means classes continue but entrance to the campus is restricted. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 4 Nov. 2020 However, this summer he is eclipsed by Ronnie, a magician, and Evie, his glamorous assistant — and fiancée — who entrance fresh crowds every night. Malcolm Forbes Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 18 Sep. 2020 Yuan's freemium strategy worked and tech companies, entranced by Zoom's simplicity and efficiency, signed up for premium Zoom subscriptions. Jon Sarlin, CNN, 21 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

Dictionary Entries Near entrance

Cite this Entry

“Entrance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entrance. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

entrance 1 of 2

noun

en·​trance ˈen-trən(t)s How to pronounce entrance (audio)
1
: the act of entering
made an entrance
2
a
: the means or place of entry
b
: a point in a play where a character comes on stage
watch for your entrance
3
: the right to enter : admission
gained entrance to the club
an entrance exam

entrance

2 of 2

verb

en·​trance in-ˈtran(t)s How to pronounce entrance (audio)
entranced; entrancing
1
: to put into a trance
2
: to fill with delight, wonder, or overwhelming emotion
entrancement noun

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