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entrance1

[en-truh ns] /ˈɛn trəns/
noun
1.
an act of entering, as into a place or upon new duties.
2.
a point or place of entering; an opening or passage for entering, as a doorway.
3.
the right, privilege, or permission to enter; admission:
People improperly dressed will be refused entrance to the theater.
4.
Theater. the moment or place in the script at which an actor comes on the stage.
5.
Music.
  1. the point in a musical score at which a particular voice or instrument joins the ensemble.
  2. the way in which this is done:
    a sloppy entrance.
6.
a manner, means, or style of entering a room, group, etc.; way of coming into view:
She mimicked Joan's entrance.
7.
Nautical. the immersed portion of a hull forward of the middle body (opposed to run).
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English entraunce < Middle French entrance. See enter, -ance
Synonyms
1, 2. entry, ingress. 3. Entrance, admittance, admission refer to the possibility of entering a place or a group. Entrance may refer to either possibility: Entrance is by way of the side door; entrance into a card game. Admittance refers more to place and suggests entrance that may be permitted or denied: to gain admittance to a building; no admittance. Admission refers more to special groups and suggests entrance by payment, by formal or special permission, privilege, and the like: admission to a concert, a game, to candidacy, the bar, to society.
Antonyms
1, 2. exit.

entrance2

[en-trans, -trahns] /ɛnˈtræns, -ˈtrɑns/
verb (used with object), entranced, entrancing.
1.
to fill with delight or wonder; enrapture.
2.
to put into a trance:
to be hypnotically entranced.
Origin
1585-95; en-1 + trance1
Related forms
entrancement, noun
unentranced, adjective
Synonyms
1. enthrall, spellbind, fascinate, transport.
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British Dictionary definitions for entrances

entrance1

/ˈɛntrəns/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of entering; entry
2.
a place for entering, such as a door or gate
3.
  1. the power, liberty, or right of entering; admission
  2. (as modifier): an entrance fee
4.
the coming of an actor or other performer onto a stage
Word Origin
C16: from French, from entrer to enter

entrance2

/ɪnˈtrɑːns/
verb (transitive)
1.
to fill with wonder and delight; enchant
2.
to put into a trance; hypnotize
Derived Forms
entrancement, noun
entrancing, adjective
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Word Origin and History for entrances

entrance

n.

1520s, "act of entering," from Middle French entrance, from entrer (see enter). Sense of "door, gate" first recorded in English 1530s.

v.

"to throw into a trance," 1590s, from en- (1) "put in" + trance (n.). Meaning "to delight" also is 1590s. Related: Entranced; entrancing.

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