- an act of entering; entrance.
- a place of ingress or entrance, especially an entrance hall or vestibule.
- permission or right to enter; access.
- the act of entering or recording something in a book, register, list, etc.
- the statement, item, etc., so entered or recorded.
- a person or thing entered in a contest or competition.
- vocabulary entry.
- Law. act of taking possession of lands or tenements by entering or setting foot on them.
- the giving of an account of a ship's cargo at a custom house, to obtain permission to land the goods.
- Accounting. the record of any transaction found in a bookkeeper's journal.
- Mining. adit(def 2).
- Also called entry card. Bridge. a winning card in one's hand or the hand of one's partner that gives the lead to one hand or the other.
Origin of entry
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Related Wordsaccess, entrance, opening, passage, admission, admittance, player, entrant, item, registration, vestibule, ingress, door, inlet, avenue, adit, lobby, portal, passageway, threshold
Examples from the Web for entry
These “free” games display ads, often in obnoxious places, in lieu of the entry fee.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art
January 2, 2015
Before Fidel, when segregation was in full swing, the Cuban apartheid meant many clubs and parks still refused black Cubans entry.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
His entry into the business of film making was as designer and writer of title cards for silent films.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
The sweepstakes begins on December 9th, 2014 at 8:00 AM EST and ends on January 31st, 2015 at 11:59 EST (the "Entry Period").
The refugee from Eastern Europe had made his first entry into international law books.The Man Who Invented the Word ‘Genocide’
November 19, 2014
Sergeant Wilde was met on his entry into the town by almost the whole population.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
It was now three years since Rico made his first entry into Peschiera.Rico and Wiseli
Mortimer exposed the pasteboard he had acquired on his entry to the stand.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Lyddy Ann she walked through the entry an' into the fore-room, an' he shet the door.
She stationed herself in the entry, to lose no step in his familiar progress.
- the act or an instance of entering; entrance
- a point or place for entering, such as a door, gate, etc
- the right or liberty of entering; admission; access
- (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
- a person, horse, car, etc, entering a competition or contest; competitor
- (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 and History for entry
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).