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

One tanker, the Sea Shark, has been anchored near the canal’s southern entrance since April. The Economist, "Oil shortages in Syria are starting to hurt," 13 July 2019 The opportunities Lake Erie Ink presents to young people range from writing poetry and comedy sketches, to writing plays and even college entrance essays, as well as other forms of expression. cleveland.com, "Three Lake Erie Ink writing students to take part in International Congress of Youth Voices in Puerto Rico," 11 July 2019 The auditorium is on the lower level, with entrances from Fulham and Hendon. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Developers plan 450+ apartments at Luther Seminary site in St. Anthony Park," 10 July 2019 Granted, most buyers wouldn’t relish living near the noisy entrance ramp to a major highway. Ellen James Martin, courant.com, "Selling a house that’s on a busy street," 10 July 2019 Additional features include a tile entry, and pull-down staircase to attic storage, a side arbor entrance, and several fruit trees. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Corner-lot home offers opportunity in coveted Willow Glen," 9 July 2019 And other parks, such as Fontaine Ferry in Louisville, were sites of major racial clashes when African Americans sought entrance. Victoria W. Wolcott, The Conversation, "The forgotten history of segregated swimming pools and amusement parks," 9 July 2019 School officials say in the newsletter that students and visitors will only be allowed to use that entrance once the school day starts. Marissa Plescia, chicagotribune.com, "Installing secure vestibule at high school, district-wide radio system among safety upgrades at Barrington SD220," 8 July 2019 Above the old photos, a G-Gauge LGB electric train sits on tracks circling the entrance way. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Durango residents divided as beloved coal-fired train faces lawsuits over its role in the 416 fire," 7 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Robert ClarkGetty Images As a newbie to The Bachelorette, I was initially entranced by Hannah Brown and her (relatively) empowered journey to find love. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "How 'The Bachelorette' Rewards Toxic Masculinity," 1 July 2019 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

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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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