entrance

1
[ en-truhns ]
/ ˈɛn trəns /

noun

Origin of entrance

1
1425–75; late Middle English entraunce < Middle French entrance. See enter, -ance

SYNONYMS FOR entrance

1, 2 entry, ingress.
3 Entrance, admittance, admission refer to the possibility of entering a place or a group. Entrance may refer to either possibility: Entrance is by way of the side door; entrance into a card game. Admittance refers more to place and suggests entrance that may be permitted or denied: to gain admittance to a building; no admittance. Admission refers more to special groups and suggests entrance by payment, by formal or special permission, privilege, and the like: admission to a concert, a game, to candidacy, the bar, to society.

Definition for entrance (2 of 2)

entrance

2
[ en-trans, -trahns ]
/ ɛnˈtræns, -ˈtrɑns /

verb (used with object), en·tranced, en·tranc·ing.

to fill with delight or wonder; enrapture.
to put into a trance: to be hypnotically entranced.

Origin of entrance

2
First recorded in 1585–95; en-1 + trance1

Related forms

en·trance·ment, nounun·en·tranced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for entrance (1 of 2)

entrance

1
/ (ˈɛntrəns) /

noun

the act or an instance of entering; entry
a place for entering, such as a door or gate
  1. the power, liberty, or right of entering; admission
  2. (as modifier)an entrance fee
the coming of an actor or other performer onto a stage

Word Origin for entrance

C16: from French, from entrer to enter

British Dictionary definitions for entrance (2 of 2)

entrance

2
/ (ɪnˈtrɑːns) /

verb (tr)

to fill with wonder and delight; enchant
to put into a trance; hypnotize

Derived Forms

entrancement, nounentrancing, adjective
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