- (countable) The action of entering, or going in.
- Her entrance attracted no attention whatsoever.
- The act of taking possession, as of property, or of office.
- the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance, or of a magistrate into office
- (countable) The place of entering, as a gate or doorway.
- Place your bag by the entrance so that you can find it easily.
- (uncountable) The right to go in.
- You'll need a ticket to gain entrance to the museum.
- to give entrance to friends
- The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation.
- a difficult entrance into business
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene iii]:
- Beware of entrance to a quarrel.
- St. Augustine, in the entrance of one of his discourses, makes a kind of apology.
- The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or goods, at a customhouse; an entering.
- His entrance of the arrival was made the same day.
- (nautical) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water line.
- (nautical) The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water line.
- (music) When a musician starts playing or singing, entry.
- French: entrée
- German: Eingang, (vehicle) Einfahrt
- Italian: entrata
- Portuguese: entrada
- Russian: вход
- Spanish: entrada
- Spanish: entrada
- (British) IPA: /ɛnˈtɹæns/
entrance (entrances, present participle entrancing; past and past participle entranced)
- (transitive) To delight and fill with wonder.
- The children were immediately entranced by all the balloons.
- 1996, Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, and Jonathan Roberts (writer), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (film)
- See the finest girl in France make an entrance to entrance...
- (transitive) To put into a trance.
- Italian: mandare in trance
- Portuguese: extasiar