Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of entering.
  • noun The privilege or right of entering.
  • noun Sports The act of entering the water in completing a dive.
  • noun A means or place by which to enter.
  • noun The inclusion or insertion of an item, as in a record.
  • noun An item entered in this way.
  • noun An entry word, as in a dictionary; a headword.
  • noun A headword along with its related text.
  • noun One entered in a competition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sign from a conductor to a singer or player to begin.
  • noun The act of entering; entrance; ingress; especially, a formal entrance.
  • noun A place of ingress or entrance; specifically, a passageway or space allowing ingress or access; an entrance-hall or entrance-room in a building, or any similar means of access; hence, in English cities, a short lane leading to a court or another street: as, St. Mary's entry.
  • noun Beginning; commencement.
  • noun The act of beginning; an initial movement or entrance, as in a course or upon a subject or consideration.
  • noun The act of entering or recording in a book; the act of setting down in writing, as a memorandum; the making of a record.
  • noun That which is entered or set down in writing; a record, as of a fact, or an item in an account.
  • noun A statement as to an importation of merchandise made under oath by an importer, to the effect that the merchandise described in such statement is of the actual value declared at the time and place where purchased or procured.
  • noun The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the custom-house to procure license to land goods, or the act of giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods.
  • noun In music, an act of an opera, burletta, etc.
  • noun In law: The act of taking possession of lands or tenements by entering or setting foot on the same.
  • noun In medieval universities, a house or houses hired by a club of students to reside in at the university; a hostel; a hall. See hostel.

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

  • noun The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts
  • noun The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in writing the particulars, as of a transaction; ; also, that which is entered; an item.
  • noun That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a house or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an adit, as of a mine.
  • noun (Com.) The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure license 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. See Enter, v. t., 8, and Entrance, n., 5.
  • noun The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on them.
  • noun A putting upon record in proper form and order.
  • noun The act in addition to breaking essential to constitute the offense or burglary.
  • noun See under Bill.
  • noun See Bookkeeping.
  • noun (Com.) a clerk who makes the original entries of transactions in a business.
  • noun (Law) a writ issued for the purpose of obtaining possession of land from one who has unlawfully entered and continues in possession.

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

  • noun uncountable The act of entering.
  • noun uncountable Permission to enter.
  • noun A doorway that provides a means of entering a building.
  • noun 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
  • noun A small group formed within a church, especially Episcopal, for simple dinner and fellowship, and to help facilitate new friendships
  • noun An item in a list, such as an article in a dictionary or encyclopedia; a record made in a log, diary or anything similarly organized; (computing) a datum in a database.
  • noun linear algebra A term at any position in a matrix.

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

  • noun an item inserted in a written record
  • noun something that provides access (to get in or get out)
  • noun the act of beginning something new
  • noun something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition)
  • noun a written record of a commercial transaction
  • noun the act of entering

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English entre, from Old French entree, from feminine past participle of entrer, to enter; see enter.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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