entry

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noun en·try \ˈen-trē\

Definition of entry

plural

entries

  1. 1 :  the right or privilege of entering :  entrée

  2. 2 :  the act of entering :  entrance

  3. 3 :  a place of entrance: such asa :  vestibule, passageb :  door, gate

  4. 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. 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

  1. His parents tried to make his entry into school life as smooth as possible.

  2. His friends were surprised by his entry into politics.

  3. She was denied entry into the courtroom.

  4. students competing for entry into the college

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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



ENTRY Defined for English Language Learners

entry

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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

entry

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noun en·try \ˈen-trē\

Definition of entry for Students

plural

entries

  1. 1 :  the act of going in :  entrance Her entry surprised us.

  2. 2 :  the right to go in or join He was denied entry into the club.

  3. 3 :  a place (as a hall or door) through which entrance is made

  4. 4 :  the act of making a written record of something She was hired to do data entry.

  5. 5 :  something written down as part of a list or a record dictionary entries

  6. 6 :  a person or thing taking part in a contest the winning entry


Law Dictionary

entry

noun en·try

Legal Definition of entry

plural

entries

  1. 1 :  the privilege of entering real property — see also right of entry

  2. 2 :  the act of entering real property a warrantless entry by the officer — see also trespass

  3. 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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