entry

noun
en·​try | \ ˈen-trē \
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 re-entry into the city’s public schools was a big step forward. Lillian Rizzo, WSJ, "Business Synonymous With ‘No Soup for You’ Wants to Make Soup for Everyone," 13 Dec. 2018 Ballistic entry may be a rough ride, but remember that early astronauts knew no other way down. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Ballistic Reentry: How Astronauts Survive a Failed Launch," 11 Oct. 2018 Sure, my entry-level income pays the bills, but who doesn’t want a little extra cash on the side? Alessandra Puccio /, NBC News, "Finding your (hidden) value," 13 July 2018 The popular Ring doorbells range from the basic, entry-level model at $99 to its professional-grade one for $499. Diane Cowen, San Antonio Express-News, "Home security is more affordable — and better —than ever," 12 July 2018 With unemployment at historic lows and a series of high-profile lawsuits emerging, more companies are paying workers to ensure top talent for entry-level positions (and to prevent themselves from being sued). Sarah Nechamkin, The Cut, "7 People on the Most Insane Things They Did As Unpaid Interns," 6 July 2018 Their exit points are never the same as their entry points. Helena Pozniak, Popular Mechanics, "The Technology That Will Finally Stop Poachers," 26 Nov. 2018 Others will try to cross the border illegally or turn themselves in to Border Patrol to avoid the long queue at entry points. Linda Qiu, The Seattle Times, "A Fact-Checker’s Guide to Thanksgiving Politics," 21 Nov. 2018 Sarah Frier notes that the worst of the damage will likely be felt by a subset of 400,000 people, who served as an entry point for the attackers. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook keeps asking for our trust even as it loses control of our data," 13 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of entry

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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 13th 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 \
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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