/ ˈentri; NAmE / noun
( pl. -ies )
[ C , U ] entry (into sth) an act of going into or getting into a place :
She made her entry to the sound of thunderous applause.
The children were surprised by the sudden entry of their teacher.
How did the thieves gain entry into the building?
[ U ] entry (to / into sth) the right or opportunity to enter a place :
No Entry (= for example, on a sign)
Entry to the museum is free.
to be granted / refused entry into the country
[ U ] entry (into sth) the right or opportunity to take part in sth or become a member of a group :
countries seeking entry into the European Union
the entry of women into the workforce
[ C ] something that you do, write or make to take part in a competition, for example answering a set of questions :
There have been some impressive entries in the wildlife photography section (= impressive photographs) .
The closing date for entries is 31 March.
The sender of the first correct entry drawn will win a weekend for two in Venice.
[ U ] the act of taking part in a competition, race, etc. :
Entry is open to anyone over the age of 18.
an entry form
[ sing. ] the total number of people who are taking part in a competition, race, etc. :
There's a record entry for this year's marathon.
[ C ] entry (in sth) an item, for example a piece of information, that is written or printed in a dictionary, an account book, a diary, etc. :
an encyclopedia entry
There is no entry in his diary for that day.
[ U ] the act of recording information in a computer, book, etc. :
More keyboarding staff are required for data entry.
DOOR / GATE
(also entry·way / ˈentriweɪ; NAmE /) (both NAmE ) [ C ] a door, gate or passage where you enter a building; an entrance hall :
You can leave your umbrella in the entry.
Middle English : from Old French entree , based on Latin intrata , feminine past participle of intrare , from intra within.