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

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Visitors may walk to the entrance of The Plaza to spot where Carrie and Big had their heart-to-heart exchange and then go inside to see the luxury hotel’s impressive, elegant interior decor. Kayla Keegan, Peoplemag, 6 Apr. 2024 Investigators think the driver of a 2007 Ford F-150 was traveling south in the parking lot toward the front entrance of the store, came to a stop, then turned to go eastbound, police said in a news release. Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6 Apr. 2024 Some also contained ramparts with their own chambers, gates with defensive features and staggered entrances. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 5 Apr. 2024 Dark wood tables, booths and a full espresso bar stand near the main entrance. Jenna Thompson, Kansas City Star, 5 Apr. 2024 Tickets are $10 plus fees, which pays for entrance to the museum and the presentation. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2024 Video from the agency showed the home fully involved with fire coming out of the roof and a back entrance. Nathaniel Percy, Orange County Register, 3 Apr. 2024 The incident happened just after noon on Monday when the driver of a Buick Encore with South Carolina license plates tried to follow an employee's car through a gated entrance, FBI officials said. Blayne Alexander, NBC News, 2 Apr. 2024 Kevin Cartwright, director of communications for the Baltimore Fire Department, said that some cargo appeared to be dangling from the bridge, which spans the Patapsco River at the entrance to a busy harbor. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024
Verb
Uh and his wife and business partner, Mina Park, first opened their experimental strip mall joint in 2018, diners were entranced by the shelves practically buckling under the weight of giant jars of ferments. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 25 Mar. 2024 Rome reached for the shiny trophy, becoming entranced by the disco ball's lights in the sun in the last photo. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 11 Jan. 2024 Silvia is entranced by the stories of her aunt Ena, who offers folktales of her home and their past, one that her mother has kept swathed in secrecy. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 19 Mar. 2024 Transparency, Love Languages, and the Strength of Black Love For Devin, who can spend hours entranced in work at the couple’s home studio, ‘acts of service’ is key. Ebony Flake, Essence, 18 Mar. 2024 The lobby was well-lit and guests were entranced by the two flatscreens suspended side by side with Moet bottles decorated in faux flowers beneath them. Detroit Free Press, 22 Jan. 2024 Based on the real-life exploits of the titular outlaws, the film entranced the younger generation with its polarizing story, which some critics saw as glorifying violence. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, The Atlantic, 10 Mar. 2024 Explore our new section Ramirez was entranced by this fleeting glimpse of adaptation by tropical species in one of the world’s greatest asphalt jungles. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2024 Juliette Binoche stars and is entrancing as ever as 19th-century French chef Eugenie, a culinary wonder who creates gastronomical inspirations with the support of bon vivant Dodin (Benoit Magimel). Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 14 Feb. 2024

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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

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Cite this Entry

“Entrance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entrance. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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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