from The Century Dictionary.

  • To put into a trance; withdraw consciousness or sensibility from; make insensible to present objects.
  • To put into an ecstasy; ravish with delight or wonder; enrapture.
  • noun In phonetics, the initial movement in producing a sound; the ‘attack’ or on-glide.
  • noun In music of a concerted sort, the point at which or the effect with which any one of the parts begins, especially when not at the beginning of a piece or passage.
  • noun The act of entering, as a place, an occupation, a period of time, etc.; a going or coming into; hence, accession; the act of entering into possession: with into or upon: as, the entrance of a person into a room; the entrance of an army; one's entrance upon study, into business, into or upon the affairs of life, or upon his twentieth year; the entrance of a man into office, or upon the duties of his office; the entrance of an heir into his estate.
  • noun The power or liberty of entering; admission.
  • noun Means or place of access; an opening for admission; an inlet: as, the entrance to a house or a harbor.
  • noun An entering upon or into a course, a subject, or the like; beginning; initiation; introduction.
  • noun A report by the master of a vessel, first in person and afterward in writing, of its arrival at port to the chief officer of customs residing there, in the manner prescribed by law.
  • noun The bow of a vessel, or form of the forebody, under the load water-line: opposed to run.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To put into a trance; to make insensible to present objects.
  • transitive verb To put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder; to enrapture; to charm.
  • noun The act of entering or going into; ingress; ; hence, the act of taking possession, as of property, or of office.
  • noun Liberty, power, or permission to enter.
  • noun The passage, door, or gate, for entering.
  • noun The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation.
  • noun The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or goods, at a customhouse; an entering.
  • noun The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water line.
  • noun The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water line.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable The action of entering, or going in.
  • noun countable The place of entering, as a gate or doorway.
  • noun uncountable The right to go in.
  • verb transitive To delight and fill with wonder.
  • verb transitive To put into a trance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of entering
  • noun a movement into or inward
  • noun something that provides access (to get in or get out)
  • verb put into a trance
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored


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From Middle French entrance ("entry")

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From en- + trance ("daze")


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  • Adit, door; charm, fascinate. The entrance will entrance you.

    November 22, 2007