Definition of entry
1 : the right or privilege of entering : entrée
2 : the act of entering : entrance
4a : the act of making or entering a recordb : something entered: such as (1) : a record or notation of an occurrence, transaction, or proceeding (2) : a descriptive record (as in a card catalog or an index) (3) : headword (4) : a headword with its definition or identification (5) : vocabulary entry
5 : a person, thing, or group entered into something (such as a contest or market) the latest entries in the computer market judge the entries in the writing contest
Examples of entry in a Sentence
His parents tried to make his entry into school life as smooth as possible.
His friends were surprised by his entry into politics.
She was denied entry into the courtroom.
students competing for entry into the college
Recent Examples of entry from the Web
The Dragon is the only supply ship capable of surviving re-entry; all the others burn up in the atmosphere.
The Alabama Department of Transportation on Wednesday closed a major entry point to downtown Birmingham off Interstate 59/20 northbound.
Those concerned by the environmental cost of the colossal development are particularly irked that federal and state governments have considered subsidizing Adani’s entry into an already-crowded Australian coal mining industry.
A security guard is placed outside, refusing entry to anyone but judges, who pick over the pieces in silence for a couple of days.
Police said no entry was made into the building and no other damage was found.
Congress created Brand USA with the 2010 Travel Promotion Act, aiming to spur international travel to America and to help communicate visa and entry policies.
This free show features more than 600 entries that received the Gold Key Award, the highest regional recognition.
His project was an entry to 3D Hubs Student Grant competition.
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Origin and Etymology of entry
Middle English entre, from Anglo-French entree, from feminine of entré, past participle of entrer to enter
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
ENTRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of entry for English Language Learners
: the act of entering something
: the right to enter something
: a place for entering something
ENTRY Defined for Kids
Definition of entry for Students
1 : the act of going in : entrance Her entry surprised us.
2 : the right to go in or join He was denied entry into the club.
3 : a place (as a hall or door) through which entrance is made
4 : the act of making a written record of something She was hired to do data entry.
5 : something written down as part of a list or a record dictionary entries
6 : a person or thing taking part in a contest the winning entry
Legal Definition of entry
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