en·​try | \ ˈen-trē How to pronounce entry (audio) \
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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

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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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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“Entry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entry. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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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


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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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