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From Old French entree (feminine past participle of the verb entrer, Modern French entrée). From Latin intrāre, present active infinitive of intrō.


  • enPR: ĕnʹtrē, IPA(key): /ˈɛntɹi/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛntɹi
  • Hyphenation: en‧try


entry (countable and uncountable, plural entries)

  1. (uncountable) The act of entering.
  2. (uncountable) Permission to enter.
    Children are allowed entry only if accompanied by an adult.
  3. A doorway that provides a means of entering a building.
  4. (law) The act of taking possession.
  5. (insurance) The start of an insurance contract.
  6. (Midlands) A passageway between terraced houses that provides a means of entering a back garden or yard.
  7. A small room immediately inside the front door of a house or other building, often having an access to a stairway and leading on to other rooms
  8. A small group formed within a church, especially Episcopal, for simple dinner and fellowship, and to help facilitate new friendships
  9. An item in a list, such as an article in a dictionary or encyclopedia.
  10. A record made in a log, diary or anything similarly organized; (computing) a datum in a database.
    What does the entry for 2 August 2005 say?
  11. (linear algebra) A term at any position in a matrix.
    The entry in the second row and first column of this matrix is 6.
  12. The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure licence to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods.
  13. (music) The point when a musician starts to play or sing; entrance.

Usage notesEdit

Ambiguity Prevention

  • Correct: entry for children
  • Not: entry to children as this means that you are entering TO (get to) a child. It is incorrect.



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