entry

noun
en·​try | \ ˈen-trē How to pronounce entry (audio) \
plural entries

Definition of entry

1 : the right or privilege of entering : entrée
2 : the act of entering : entrance
3 : a place of entrance: such as
b : door, gate
4a : the act of making or entering a record
b : 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 : 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

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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
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The movie Moonlight is a powerful entry point for doing so. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A year on, #MeToo has lost momentum in India but we must keep the conversation going," 4 Sep. 2019 Greece is an entry point to the Schengen Zone, an area compromising most of the European Union in which people can move from country to country without passport checks. NBC News, "Turkish authorities report huge jump in migrants trying to get to Europe," 30 Aug. 2019 Earlier, scores of soldiers ran in unison onto trucks, which the state broadcaster said were bound for ports and entry points into Hong Kong. Fox News, "China deploys fresh troops to Hong Kong," 30 Aug. 2019 Earlier, scores of soldiers ran in unison onto trucks, which the state broadcaster said were bound for ports and entry points into Hong Kong. Washington Post, "China rotates new troops into Hong Kong amid mass protests," 30 Aug. 2019 Earlier, scores of soldiers ran in unison onto trucks, which the state broadcaster said were bound for entry points into Hong Kong. Ken Moritsugu, BostonGlobe.com, "China rotates new troops into Hong Kong amid mass protests," 29 Aug. 2019 Both studies counted traffic where Angeles Crest meets Town Center Drive, a popular entry point for Target shoppers, and the Foothill (210) Freeway off-ramp onto Angeles Crest. Sara Cardine, La Cañada Valley Sun, "Target store has increased traffic in La Cañada’s Town Center, study finds," 28 Aug. 2019 On top of that, pet owners would be able to travel the EU from only a select few entry points. Natasha Livingstone, USA TODAY, "Traveling with pets in Europe: No-deal Brexit would make crossing borders much tougher," 28 Aug. 2019 But the amount of personnel required at every entry point at the fair would make that process too challenging, Lawson said. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky State Fair's new policy on unaccompanied minors has a loophole, raises questions," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of entry

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for entry

Middle English entre, from Anglo-French entree, from feminine of entré, past participle of entrer to enter

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The first known use of entry was in the 14th century

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entry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of entry

: the act of entering something
: the right to enter something
: a place for entering something

entry

noun
en·​try | \ ˈen-trē How to pronounce entry (audio) \
plural entries

Kids Definition of entry

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

entry

noun
en·​try
plural entries

Legal Definition of entry

1 : the privilege of entering real property — see also right of entry
2 : the act of entering real property a warrantless entry by the officer — see also trespass
3 : the act of making or entering a record (as a plea or judgment) an entry of default also : a record entered a docket entry

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