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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This is a great price for an easy, entry-level drone. Wired Staff, WIRED, "22 of the Best Fourth of July Tech Deals," 3 July 2018 That lowers barriers to entry, since retail providers don’t have to own electric lines or power plants. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "Google, Amazon Seek Foothold in Electricity as Home Automation Grows," 27 Jan. 2019 The total of all the entry fees must reach a minimum of the listing amount of $1,700,000. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "A Woman Is Giving Away Her $1.7 Million Dream Home For Just $25 In A Clever Contest," 25 Jan. 2019 From chills-inducing performances to blockbuster effects to artful foreign language entries, these are all the Oscar contenders streaming online right now (or in the very near future). Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Where to Watch the 2019 Oscar Nominees Online," 22 Jan. 2019 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s finally making the free-to-play pivot, ditching the $15 barrier to entry it’s maintained since release in 2012. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive goes free-to-play, adds a battle royale mode called Danger Zone," 6 Dec. 2018 But a coaching mentality can be offered to everyone within an organization, from the top to entry level. The Seattle Times, "Leadership coaching for organizational success," 14 Nov. 2018 You may be inspired to sift through old photos, journal entries, or even reach out to someone from the past. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What November's Taurus Horoscope Means for You," 28 Oct. 2018 These are incredibly formidable barriers to entry for a new venture. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: SpaceX gets Moon launches, South Korean rocket, BE-4 wins," 28 Sep. 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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