- 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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- 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
C13: from Old French entree, past participle of entrer to enter
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Word Origin and History for entry's
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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