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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His possible entry into the race threatened to divide the Nationalists, who wanted party members to unite behind their candidate. Washington Post, "Former Foxconn chief abandons run for Taiwan presidency," 17 Sep. 2019 The challenge is to guess the population of those three over the next 11 years and submit it to the River Ranch authorities and your entry will be entered into the computer. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Groundbreaking at 14,000 lot River Ranch signals start of master-planned community," 16 Sep. 2019 Guests arriving at the Music Center’s valet station will see a minimal red carpet with no step-and-repeat photography, lest anything delay their entry to a new welcome center building for check-in. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, "Plácido Domingo investigation leaves L.A. Opera opening the season without its star," 14 Sep. 2019 Your entry just might win a prize or a blue ribbon. courant.com, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 11 Sep. 2019 Since its entry into the market, Loxion Kulca has been the embodiment of pop culture. Ashley Rushford, Essence, "ESSENCE Best In Black Fashion Awards: Meet These International Designers On The Rise," 4 Sep. 2019 Users who post false or unreliable information have their entries removed, and may be booted from the platform. Mary Hui, Quartz, "Real-time maps warn Hong Kong protesters of water cannons and riot police," 3 Sep. 2019 But that greatest hits album also was their entry into the twilight of their chart-topping days, with only a few successes in the offing. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "It was hits — and misses — for Hall and Oates at Minnesota State Fair Grandstand," 28 Aug. 2019 Bullock, set back by his late entry into the race has struggled with low polling and has not met the Democratic National Committee (DNC) qualification to participate in the upcoming fall debates. Tim Perry, CBS News, "Remember when governors used to win the presidency?," 22 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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