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entrance

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

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RELATED WORDS

bewitch, fascinate, enthrall, mesmerize, enrapture, enchant, rejoice, ravish, please, delight, charm, gladden, spellbind, attract, transport, anesthetize

Nearby words

entozoon, entr'acte, entrails, entrain, entrammel, entrance, entrance pupil, entranceway, entrancing, entrant, entrap

Origin of entrance

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First recorded in 1585–95; en-1 + trance1
SYNONYMS FOR entrance
Related formsen·trance·ment, nounun·en·tranced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for entranced (1 of 2)

entrance

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/ (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 entranced (2 of 2)

entrance

2
/ (ɪnˈtrɑːns) /

verb (tr)

to fill with wonder and delight; enchant
to put into a trance; hypnotize
Derived Formsentrancement, nounentrancing, adjective
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