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entrance

noun en·trance \ ˈen-trən(t)s \

Definition of entrance

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

Examples of entrance in a Sentence

  1. the entrance of the army into the city

  2. the country's entrance into war

  3. The book describes his entrance into politics.

  4. The thieves gained entrance to our house by breaking a window.

  5. She always knew how to make a grand entrance.

  6. The main entrance is on the left side.

  7. There are two entrances to the park.

  8. The ship passed through the narrow entrance to the bay.

  9. He was denied entrance into the country.

  10. She applied for entrance at several colleges.

Recent Examples of entrance from the Web

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First Known Use of entrance

15th century


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entrance

verb en·trance \ in-ˈtran(t)s , en- \

Definition of entrance

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

play \in-ˈtran(t)-smənt, en-\ noun

Examples of entrance in a Sentence

  1. a production of The Nutcracker ballet that will entrance audiences

Recent Examples of entrance from the Web

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First Known Use of entrance

1541

entrance Synonyms

Synonyms
carry away, enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), rap, rapture, ravish, transport, knock dead, knock one's socks off
Related Words
delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate; elate, excite, exhilarate, stir


ENTRANCE Defined for English Language Learners

entrance

noun

Definition of entrance for English Language Learners

  • : the act of entering something

  • : something (such as a door) that is used for entering something

  • : the right to enter something


entrance

verb

Definition of entrance for English Language Learners

  • : to fill (someone) with delight and wonder


ENTRANCE Defined for Kids

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entrance

noun en·trance \ ˈen-trəns \

Definition of entrance for Students

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

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entrance

verb en·trance \ in-ˈtrans \

Definition of entrance for Students

entranced; entrancing
1 :to put into a trance
2 :to fill with delight and wonder


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