the act of going in or entering.
the right to enter.
a means or place of entering; entryway.
Astronomy. immersion(def 5).

Nearby words

  1. ingratitude,
  2. ingravescent,
  3. ingredient,
  4. ingres,
  5. ingres, jean auguste dominique,
  6. ingression,
  7. ingressive,
  8. ingressively,
  9. ingrid,
  10. ingrowing

Origin of ingress

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin ingressus a going in, commencing, equivalent to ingred-, stem of ingredī to go or step into, commence (see in-2, gradient) + -tus suffix of v. action, with -dt- > -ss-

Related formsin·gres·sion [in-gresh-uh n] /ɪnˈgrɛʃ ən/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for ingress



the act of going or coming in; an entering
a way in; entrance
the right or permission to enter
astronomy another name for immersion (def. 2)
Derived Formsingression (ɪnˈɡrɛʃən), noun

Word Origin for ingress

C15: from Latin ingressus, from ingredī to go in, from gradī to step, go

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Word Origin and History for ingress



mid-15c., from Latin ingressus "an advance; walking; an entry," from past participle stem of ingredi "to step into, enter" (see ingredient). The verb, sometimes said to be American English, is attested from early 14c.

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