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 The Visitor Center is temporarily open for information at the front entrance between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Do you miss travel? Here are 5 single-day outdoor excursions within an hour of Louisville," 3 July 2020 Highland Pike entrance will be closed during the sewer pipe construction. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, "SD1 starts $3 million Highland Pike sewer project to replaced failed pipe in Fort Wright," 2 July 2020 The employee said a customer came to the store and moments later left through the entrance only doors holding a square plastic container. cleveland, "Man webs yarn about buying tarantula: Middleburg Heights Police Blotter," 2 July 2020 Weeds now wind through the paving stones at the once grand entrance. Ruth Eglash, Washington Post, "Once an oasis of peace, Jericho now fears Israeli annexation," 29 June 2020 Lane, 31, showed up at the distribution center at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday and crashed his sport-utility vehicle into the employee entrance to the building, officials said. Editors, USA TODAY, "Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend," 28 June 2020 Some new houses include a flexible living space with a separate entrance that grants privacy to a member of a multigenerational family or tenant. oregonlive, "On the market: Homes with a second, rental living space for relatives or tenants," 27 June 2020 Michael Barajas posted a video on Instagram from inside his car showing a white car with Florida license plates blocking a garage entrance to his apartment building, which Barajas later identified as the SOMA Residences. Chase Difeliciantonio, SFChronicle.com, "Video shows Mexican-American man blocked from entering his San Francisco apartment building," 27 June 2020 The west entrance near Soledad is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, "All of California’s national parks are open. Kind of. We can explain here," 26 June 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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Last Updated

5 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Entrance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entrance. Accessed 5 Jul. 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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