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entry

[en-tree] /ˈɛn tri/
noun, plural entries.
1.
an act of entering; entrance.
2.
a place of ingress or entrance, especially an entrance hall or vestibule.
3.
permission or right to enter; access.
4.
the act of entering or recording something in a book, register, list, etc.
5.
the statement, item, etc., so entered or recorded.
6.
a person or thing entered in a contest or competition.
8.
Law. act of taking possession of lands or tenements by entering or setting foot on them.
9.
the giving of an account of a ship's cargo at a custom house, to obtain permission to land the goods.
10.
Accounting. the record of any transaction found in a bookkeeper's journal.
11.
Bookkeeping.
  1. double entry.
  2. single entry.
12.
Mining. adit (def 2).
13.
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
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English entre(e) < Old French entree < Latin intrāta (noun use of feminine of intrātus, past participle of intrāre to enter), equivalent to intr- enter + -āta -ate1
Related forms
nonentry, noun, plural nonentries.
preentry, noun, plural preentries.
Synonyms
5. record, note, memo, jotting.
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Examples from the web for entries
  • Some of this year's and past years' winning entries appear in these pages.
  • We do not accept entries submitted through the postal mail.
  • The main entries for individual plants include common names, habitat and descriptions as well as stories from history.
  • Her entries in reference books show the same anxious attention to detail.
  • In one proof-of-principle experiment, published earlier this year, human computers were used to create encyclopedia entries.
  • Present pupils will be called too, to read entries from their journals.
  • The secretary is perched on the stool making entries in a large ledger.
  • Photocopied, illegible, or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible.
  • My desk earlier today, with the stack of contest entries.
  • Winners will be chosen by random from a given day's entries.
British Dictionary definitions for entries

entry

/ˈɛntrɪ/
noun (pl) -tries
1.
the act or an instance of entering; entrance
2.
a point or place for entering, such as a door, gate, etc
3.
  1. the right or liberty of entering; admission; access
  2. (as modifier): an entry permit
4.
the act of recording an item, such as a commercial transaction, in a journal, account, register, etc
5.
an item recorded, as in a diary, dictionary, or account
6.
  1. a person, horse, car, etc, entering a competition or contest; competitor
  2. (as modifier): an entry fee
7.
the competitors entering a contest considered collectively: a good entry this year for the speed trials
8.
the people admitted at one time to a school, college, or course of study, etc, considered collectively; intake
9.
the action of an actor in going on stage or his manner of doing this
10.
(criminal law) the act of unlawfully going onto the premises of another with the intention of committing a crime
11.
(property law) the act of going upon another person's land with the intention of asserting the right to possession
12.
any point in a piece of music, esp a fugue, at which a performer commences or resumes playing or singing
13.
(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
14.
(English, dialect) a passage between the backs of two rows of terraced houses
Word Origin
C13: from Old French entree, past participle of entrer to enter
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Word Origin and History for entries

entry

n.

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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