entry

[en-tree]

noun, plural en·tries.


Origin of entry

1250–1300; Middle English entre(e) < Old French entree < Latin intrāta (noun use of feminine of intrātus, past participle of intrāre to enter), equivalent to intr- enter + -āta -ate1
Related formsnon·en·try, noun, plural non·en·tries.pre·en·try, noun, plural pre·en·tries.

Synonyms for entry

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Examples from the Web for entries

Contemporary Examples of entries

Historical Examples of entries

  • There were three entries upon it, in a handwriting clearly that of her husband.

    The Film of Fear

    Arnold Fredericks

  • And if he depart, let him erase all the entries which have been made by him in the register kept by the magistrates.

    Laws

    Plato

  • In the middle of the night Pete remembered all these entries.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • Entries are made from the veranda as well as from either side of the house.

  • Thus all the entries of the same kind are close to one another.


British Dictionary definitions for entries

entry

noun plural -tries

the act or an instance of entering; entrance
a point or place for entering, such as a door, gate, etc
  1. the right or liberty of entering; admission; access
  2. (as modifier)an entry permit
the act of recording an item, such as a commercial transaction, in a journal, account, register, etc
an item recorded, as in a diary, dictionary, or account
  1. a person, horse, car, etc, entering a competition or contest; competitor
  2. (as modifier)an entry fee
the competitors entering a contest considered collectivelya good entry this year for the speed trials
the people admitted at one time to a school, college, or course of study, etc, considered collectively; intake
the action of an actor in going on stage or his manner of doing this
criminal law the act of unlawfully going onto the premises of another with the intention of committing a crime
property law the act of going upon another person's land with the intention of asserting the right to possession
any point in a piece of music, esp a fugue, at which a performer commences or resumes playing or singing
cards a card that enables one to transfer the lead from one's own hand to that of one's partner or to the dummy hand
English dialect a passage between the backs of two rows of terraced houses

Word Origin for entry

C13: from Old French entree, past participle of entrer to enter
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Word Origin and History for entries

entry

n.

late 13c., "door, gate, that by which a place is entered;" c.1300, "an entering upon; right of entering," from Old French entree "entry, entrance" (12c.), originally fem. past participle of entrer "to enter" (see enter).

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