entrance

noun
en·trance | \ˈen-trən(t)s \

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, 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, 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

Behind the front entrance is a locker room and behind another door is the training room: video monitors on one side, a snack table on another and a mini-fridge stocked with Bud Lite in a corner. Rick Maese, chicagotribune.com, "He quit a State Department job to play video games. Now he's a star in NBA's 2K League.," 9 July 2018 But finding that back cave entrance in such heavy jungle is extremely difficult. Mike James, USA TODAY, "Thailand cave rescue: Why can't they drill from above, other questions you want answered," 6 July 2018 Wheelchair Access The entrance is up two small steps from the sidewalk. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "A Filipino Specialty Best Paired With a Brew in the East Village," 5 July 2018 The entrance to one, on 3rd Street, at Veterans Way, is across the street from Sun King’s front door. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Sun King Distillery in Carmel: What to know before you go," 3 July 2018 And near the main entrance is a new Sprint kiosk selling phones and accessories . Lisa J. Huriash, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Boca's Town Center announces new tenants," 3 July 2018 Evoking the fun in store, the entrance is actually the box Andy’s Toy Story Mania! game came in. Shelley Caran, ajc, "Everything you need to know about Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios," 29 June 2018 The entrance to West River Farms is at 341 Scantic Road in East Windsor. Tony Bacewicz, courant.com, "West River Farms, East Windsor," 28 June 2018 Free, except weekend/holiday $1.50 entrance fee applies. Mary Lou Cruz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fort Lauderdale area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Closer to the end, Banda de Turistas's psychedelic sound entranced the audience enough to finally give way to one of the new stars on the rise: Rey Hindú, who were impudent and irreverent, in a good way, of course. Billboard Argentina, Billboard, "Argentina's Cosquín Rock 2018: Unforgettable Blend of Classic, Upcoming Artists," 23 Feb. 2018 Love the way artists experiment with moving pictures and you’ll likely be entranced, and for quite a number of hours; this is a big and time-consuming show. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "MCA's new 'I Was Raised on the Internet' exhibition asks what the web has done to us," 2 July 2018 Its tracks come with surf-like melodies, entrancing vocals and disarmingly intricate guitar lines. Jeff Milo, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit music: Downtown Brown, Amino Acids, AM People, free JR JR show," 14 June 2018 These ships are the dreams floating before the eyes of all the characters in Steven Ujifusa’s fast-paced and entrancing book. 8. Monitor Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "10 best books of July: the Monitor's picks," 12 July 2018 Despite the crisis in the U.K., some Americans continue to be entranced by single-payer. Sally C. Pipes, Fortune, "Why Does the Left Want Universal Health Care? Britain’s Is on Its Deathbed," 10 July 2018 But he was hooked on sports from a young age and entranced by the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty. Marc Stein, New York Times, "The Left Side of Steve Kerr’s Brain," 7 June 2018 For a couple of hours, a fantasy entranced us, and its extraordinary box-office success proves the breadth of its simultaneously racial and yet transracial appeal. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "How Do We Cope With Trump?," 23 Feb. 2018 The artist only wants to paint, but the gallerist is entranced by an ugly suit of clothes that the artist made decades earlier, as part of a professional apprenticeship as a tailor. Adam Kirsch, The Atlantic, "The Anguished Comedy of Helen DeWitt," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of entrance

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1541, in the meaning defined at 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 \

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 \
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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