from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An entrance or entryway
  • n. The entranceway or porch of a church

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An entrance or entranceway; specifically, the porch of a church.


From Middle English ingang ("entrance, admission"), from Old English ingang ("ingress, entry, entrance"), from Proto-Germanic *in (“in”) + *gangaz (“a going”), equivalent to in- +‎ gang. Cognate with Dutch ingang ("entryway"), Old High German ingang (German Eingang, "entrance"). More at in, gang. (Wiktionary)



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  • @ bilby ... No from Middle English ingang, from Old English ingang.

    February 14, 2012

  • From German eingang, entrance?

    March 21, 2011

  • I met her at the ingang, then we passed into the chapel where services were held and sat together, but she didn't let me hold her hand.

    March 21, 2011