entrance

I UK [ˈentrəns] / US noun
Word forms "entrance":
singular entrance plural entrances
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[countable] the place where you can enter a room, building, or area

I'll meet you at the main entrance at six o'clock.

entrance to/of:

The statue of the Little Mermaid stands at the entrance to the harbour.

a) [usually singular] the act of going into a place

Our conversation ended abruptly with the entrance of a group of reporters.

b) [uncountable] the right or ability to go into a place
entrance to:

Entrance to the museums has always been free.

gain entrance (= succeed in entering):

Police have not yet explained how the men gained entrance to the gallery.

entrance charge/fee:

There is a £5 entrance fee.

c) [uncountable] the right to join a group or organization, for example a university or a profession

the minimum standards of university entrance


II UK [ɪnˈtrɑːns] / US [ɪnˈtræns] verb [transitive]
Word forms "entrance":
present tense I/you/we/they entrance he/she/it entrances present participle entrancing past tense entranced past participle entranced
if someone or something beautiful or impressive entrances you, you are so attracted by them that you give them all your attention

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  • Entrance — En trance, n. [OF. entrance, fr. OF. & F. entrant, p. pr. of entrer to enter. See {Enter}.] 1. The act of entering or going into; ingress; as, the entrance of a person into a house or an apartment; hence, the act of taking possession, as of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Entrance — generally refers to the place of entering like a gate or door, or the permission to do so.Entrance may also refer to: * Entrance (display manager), a login manager for the X window manager. * Entrance (Liturgical), a kind of liturgical procession …   Wikipedia

  • entrance — I noun access, adit, aditus, admission, anteroom, approach, door, entry, entryway, foyer, gangway, gate, gateway, illapse, infiltration, influx, ingress, inlet, inroad, insertion, introgression, introitus, invasion, lobby, means of access, means… …   Law dictionary

  • entrance — UK US /ˈentrəns/ noun ► [S] COMMERCE a situation in which a company sells a product or service in a particular place or to a particular group of customers for the first time: »Analysts say the investment could prove to be a shrewd entrance into a …   Financial and business terms

  • entrance — [n1] a way into a place access, approach, archway, avenue, corridor, door, doorway, entry, entryway, gate, gateway, hall, hallway, ingress, inlet, lobby, opening, passage, passageway, path, porch, port, portal, portico, staircase, threshold,… …   New thesaurus

  • entrance — Ⅰ. entrance [1] ► NOUN 1) an opening that allows access to a place. 2) an act of entering. 3) the right, means, or opportunity to enter. Ⅱ. entrance [2] ► VERB …   English terms dictionary

  • entrance — entrance1 [en′trəns] n. [ME entraunce < OFr entrant, prp. of entrer: see ENTER] 1. the act or point of entering [to make an entrance] 2. a place for entering; door, gate, etc. 3. permission, right, or power to enter; admission entrance2 [en… …   English World dictionary

  • Entrance — En*trance , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entranced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Entrancing}.] [Pref. en + trance.] 1. To put into a trance; to make insensible to present objects. [1913 Webster] Him, still entranced and in a litter laid, They bore from field and to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Entrance — ist eine Siedlung in der kanadischen Provinz Alberta am Athabasca River nahe dem Abzweig der Bighorn Route (Alberta Highway 40) vom Yellowhead Highway (Canada Highway 16). Die Siedlung nahe dem Eingang zum Jasper Nationalpark hat nur etwa 70… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • entrance — [ɑ̃tʀɑ̃s] n. f. ÉTYM. Déb. XIVe; de entrer. ❖ ♦ Vieux ou régional. 1 Le fait de commencer; entrée en matière (Proust, in T. L. F.). 2 (1853, Sand) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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