Origin of entry
OTHER WORDS FROM entrynon·en·try, noun, plural non·en·tries.pre·en·try, noun, plural pre·en·tries.
Words nearby entry
MORE ABOUT ENTRY
What is an entry?
An entry is a place where you enter, especially a hall, passage, or vestibule, as in The entry to the movie theater was full of people excited to see the new superhero movie.
An entry is also permission to enter something, as in Entry to the office building was limited to staff only.
When you enter a contest, that act is an entry, too, as in Mack’s entry for the writing contest was a short story about angry robots. So is what you submit for the contest or another type of listing, like a dictionary entry.
Example: I’ll be waiting at the entry point for your arrival.
Where does entry come from?
The first records of the term entry come from around 1250. It ultimately comes from the Latin intrāre, meaning “to enter.” All of the uses of entry relate to the idea of entering, that is coming or going in or being admitted.
Entry can not only describe the action of entering, but also the right to enter. An entry is also commonly used to describe a recording or periodical writing in a book, journal, or database. Those cheesy audio log entries the main characters in science fiction movies make to themselves are popular examples of log entries. A hot button use is in the debate over entry to a country by people who don’t live in the country.
Did you know … ?
What are some other forms related to entry?
- nonentry (noun)
- preentry (noun)
- reentry (noun)
What are some synonyms for entry?
What are some words that share a root or word element with entry?
What are some words that often get used in discussing entry?
How is entry used in real life?
Entry is a very common word with several meanings.
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) January 27, 2020
Former Steelers’ safety Troy Polamalu enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a first-ballot entry.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 1, 2020
Jammin out to each journal entry with @justinbieber. He's ready.
— Alfredo Flores (@AlfredoFlores) October 6, 2013
Try using entry!
Which of the following is NOT a synonym for entry?
How to use entry in a sentence
Chicken is simply an easier sell to fast-food customers, and the Chicken Sandwich Wars are still dragging on, with McDonald’s and KFC planning to drop new entries in the next few weeks.Popeyes’ new fish sandwich is a muted sequel to the chicken sandwich blockbuster of 2019|Emily Heil|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Yeun was drawn to how the film didn’t seek to define itself as any one thing, and lacked a barrier to entry.
Unnatural acts’ in the headline above was a non-inking entry submitted by both Kevin Dopart and William Kennard.
I then give you a pot of $100 to start the game, taken out of your entry fee.
In the first year that Digiday has expanded this awards program to include TV alongside other video formats, finalists include remarkable entries from Comedy Central Digital, VH1 and Johnson & Johnson.Comedy Central Digital, VH1 and Johnson & Johnson top this year’s Digiday Video and TV Awards shortlist|Melissa Hayes|February 9, 2021|Digiday
An examination of some of the rumors surrounding the newest entry in the Star Wars canon.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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").
When she arrived she made a regular entry into the city in a coach all gold and glass, drawn by eight superb plumed horses.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Each entry on the vault record book shall be signed by the persons having access to the safe.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Bonaparte made his public entry into Milan under a triumphal arch.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
He remembered Tony's words later: that another actor was expected with whose entry the piece would turn more real—turn tragic.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Jess looked past him and saw a female and a male figure crowding into the entry.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for entry
- the right or liberty of entering; admission; access
- (as modifier)an entry permit
- a person, horse, car, etc, entering a competition or contest; competitor
- (as modifier)an entry fee