entry

noun

en·​try ˈen-trē How to pronounce entry (audio)
plural entries
1
: the right or privilege of entering : entrée
2
: the act of entering : entrance
3
: a place of entrance: such as
b
: door, gate
4
a
: 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)
(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

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 on the Web With over 3 million people awaiting their court dates and only about 700 judges available, most migrants receive hearing dates years in the future, effectively allowing entry into the United States based on dubious claims of fear of torture or persecution in their home countries. Daniel Di Martino, National Review, 14 Feb. 2024 Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter, commemorating Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. Maeghan Dolph, Fox News, 14 Feb. 2024 The 49ers ran out first to deafening cheers inside the stadium, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs' entry. Alex Ross, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 There’s a new entry to the red-hot collectibles market. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Feb. 2024 Was the issue that Clarkesworld couldn’t tell the difference between the human- and chatbot-written entries? Daniel Wolfe, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 After those two beloved entries, this threequel film, due out in late July, has a lot riding on it. Dan Heching, CNN, 12 Feb. 2024 TikToker Mathew Ables shared a video on social media detailing his journey of finding an old admission ticket into Disney World from 1978 at his home and using it to gain entry into the park recently. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 Now 36, Sloane logged some impressive entries on her résumé very quickly. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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

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Cite this Entry

“Entry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entry. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

entry

noun
en·​try ˈen-trē How to pronounce entry (audio)
plural entries
1
: the act or opportunity of entering : entrance
gained entry through a back window
2
: a place through which entrance is made : hall sense 2a, vestibule
3
a
: the act of making a written record of something (as in a book or list)
b
: the thing recorded (as in a book or list)
dictionary entries
4
: a person or thing entered into something (as a contest)

Legal Definition

entry

noun
en·​try
plural entries
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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