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From Old French entree (feminine past participle of the verb entrer, Modern French entrée)



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.


  • (act of entering): access, enter, entrance
  • (permission to enter): access, admission
  • (doorway that provides a means of entering a building): entrance, ingang, way in (British)
  • (passageway between terraced houses): For semantic relationships of this term, see alley in the Thesaurus.
  • (room just inside the front door of a building): For semantic relationships of this term, see entrance hall in the Thesaurus.
  • (group within a church):
  • (article in a dictionary or encyclopedia): article
  • (record in a log): record
  • (term in a matrix): element
  • (item of data in a database):


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