Meaning of ENTRY in English

ENTRY

/ ˈentri; NAmE / noun

( pl. -ies )

GOING IN

1.

[ 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?

2.

[ 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

JOINING GROUP

3.

[ 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

IN COMPETITION

4.

[ 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.

5.

[ U ] the act of taking part in a competition, race, etc. :

Entry is open to anyone over the age of 18.

an entry form

6.

[ 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.

WRITTEN INFORMATION

7.

[ 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.

8.

[ U ] the act of recording information in a computer, book, etc. :

More keyboarding staff are required for data entry.

DOOR / GATE

9.

(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.

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French entree , based on Latin intrata , feminine past participle of intrare , from intra within.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.