an act of entering, as into a place or upon new duties.
a point or place of entering; an opening or passage for entering, as a doorway.
the right, privilege, or permission to enter; admission: People improperly dressed will be refused entrance to the theater.
Theater. the moment or place in the script at which an actor comes on the stage.
the point in a musical score at which a particular voice or instrument joins the ensemble.
the way in which this is done: a sloppy entrance.
a manner, means, or style of entering a room, group, etc.; way of coming into view: She mimicked Joan's entrance.
Nautical. the immersed portion of a hull forward of the middle body (opposed to run).
Other definitions for entrance (2 of 2)
- en·trance·ment, noun
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How to use entrance in a sentence
Eventually Terry left a blank open notebook on a table near the entrance, and let everyone know that if they wished to get something out that they were welcomed to write it down.
When cornered, they dig a short tunnel and then backfill the entrance, magically disappearing as if through a secret door, and you’ll never guess they’re sitting just a few inches away.How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes) | Kenneth Catania | September 15, 2020 | Popular-Science
You arrive at your normal subway entrance and it’s blocked off.How a vacation—or a pandemic—can help you adopt better habits now | matthewheimer | September 12, 2020 | Fortune
The agreement is heralded as China’s full entrance into the global order.A brief history of US-China espionage entanglements | Konstantin Kakaes | September 3, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Instead of using existing caves or natural features as entrances to other worlds, people started to build their own.An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Jo Marchant | September 2, 2020 | Nautilus
On her first entrance, Hitchcock says, “She looks old, they've shot her badly.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kocurek now works 12-hour shifts as a night watchman guarding the entrance to a drilling patch.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired. | David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It made sense with so many suspects at hand, less so with the tower entrance separated from them by a forty foot wall.
He collapsed near the entrance of his room, probably in great pain.
The entrance to the show is a wall lined with books that conceals a secret door.
In the entrance hall of the Savoy, where large and lonely porters were dozing, he learnt that she was at home.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
The main entrance is in the centre of the St. Martin's Lane front, and consists of a central roadway for carts and wagons, 15ft.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
That embrace, that grin and that heart-born exclamation marked the entrance of the Pulsifer family into my life.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
Sometimes the animal was caught in a trap which was nothing less than a hut of logs with a single entrance.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
He left the arabyieh at the western entrance and went on foot down the avenue of headless rams.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for entrance (1 of 2)
the act or an instance of entering; entry
a place for entering, such as a door or gate
the power, liberty, or right of entering; admission
(as modifier): an entrance fee
the coming of an actor or other performer onto a stage
British Dictionary definitions for entrance (2 of 2)
to fill with wonder and delight; enchant
to put into a trance; hypnotize
- entrancement, noun
- entrancing, adjective
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