Meaning of ENTRY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ entri ]

( entries)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


If you gain entry to a particular place, you are able to go in.

Bill was among the first to gain entry to Buckingham Palace when it opened to the public recently...

Non-residents were refused entry into the region without authority from their own district...

Entry to the museum is free.

= entrance

N-UNCOUNT : usu N to/into n

No Entry is used on signs to indicate that you are not allowed to go into a particular area or go through a particular door or gate.



You can refer to someone’s arrival in a place as their entry , especially when you think that they are trying to be noticed and admired.

He made his triumphal entry into Mexico City.

= entrance

N-COUNT : usu sing , usu with poss


Someone’s entry into a particular society or group is their joining of it.

He described Britain’s entry into the European Exchange Rate Mechanism as an historic move.

...people who cannot gain entry to the owner-occupied housing sector.

= entrance

N-UNCOUNT : oft N into/to n


An entry in a diary, account book, computer file, or reference book is a short piece of writing in it.

Violet’s diary entry for 20 April 1917 records Brigit admitting to the affair...



An entry for a competition is a piece of work, for example a story or drawing, or the answers to a set of questions, which you complete in order to take part in the competition.

The closing date for entries is 31st December.



Journalists sometimes use entry to refer to the total number of people taking part in an event or competition. For example, if a competition has an entry of twenty people, twenty people take part in it.

Prize-money of nearly £90,000 has attracted a record entry of 14 horses from Britain and Ireland...

Our competition has attracted a huge entry.

N-SING : with supp , oft N of n


Entry in a competition is the act of taking part in it.

Entry to this competition is by invitation only.

...an entry form.

N-UNCOUNT : oft n in/to n


The entry to a place is the way into it, for example a door or gate.

= entrance

N-COUNT : usu sing

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