Meaning of ENTRY in English


ˈen.trē, -ri noun

( -es )

Etymology: Middle English entre, from Old French entree, from feminine of entré, past participle of entrer to enter — more at enter

1. : the act of entering : entrance , ingress

entry into the conflict disposed of the immediate issue of foreign policy — Oscar Handlin

helps smooth his entry into group life — New York Times

the Roman conquest of Britain began by an entry in the southeast — L.D.Stamp

2. : the right or privilege of entering : admission , entree

managed to gain entry to an exclusive club

I wandered into Symphony Hall and after some difficulty (for the house was sold out, as usual) obtained entry — Virgil Thomson


a. : the place or point at which entrance is made

at the entry to the bridge stand two imposing pillars


(1) : vestibule , passage , hallway

they had played hide-and-seek dodging … in and out of the entries of apartment houses — Jean Stafford

(2) : door , gate

the procession entered the church by the south entry

(3) : the mouth of a river

the French controlled both the St. Lawrence and the Mississippi entries to the great interior plain — B.K.Sandwell

b. : a section of a building (as a college dormitory) that is divided into several sections each with its own entrance

it was the only bathtub in her entry — George Santayana

4. dialect Britain : a short lane or alley


a. : the act of making or entering a record

entry of a sale

b. : something that is entered: as

(1) : a record or notation (as in a journal, diary, or account book) of a particular day's occurrences or of some transaction or proceeding

made no entry in his logbook for that day

the entries for that year reveal the growing scale of the firm's operations

one entry records a vote of censure against the speaker of the house

(2) : a descriptive record in a catalog or listing of a book, periodical, or other item in a library's collection

(3) : headword ; also : a headword with its appended definitional and informational matter — see vocabulary entry

(4) : one of various similar objects composing a total or series : item , offering

the entries in this anthology are of uneven worth

fortunately, this entry has little in common with the other stories — James Stern

the latest entry of the theater season is a very slight comedy


a. : the exhibition or depositing (as by a ship's officer at the customhouse) of the papers required by law to procure license to land or import goods

b. : the giving an account especially of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs and obtaining his permission to land or import it — see enter vt 8

c. : bill of entry


a. : a person or thing entered in a contest (as a race)

b. : the aggregate of persons or things so entered

a large entry is attracted, with the best men and dogs from England — Roy Saunders

8. : a main passageway for haulage and ventilation in a mine


a. : the actual taking possession of lands or tenements by entering or setting foot on them

b. : a putting upon record in proper form and order

c. : the act in addition to breaking essential to constitute burglary consisting of the introduction of the least part of the person or of any instrument for the purpose of committing a felony


a. : entrance 6

b. : the entrance of a voice in a fugue especially after a rest

c. : entrée 3

11. : entrance 8a


a. : the act or means of winning a trick so as to lead to the next trick in bridge

b. or entry card : the card with which such a trick is or can be won — compare reentry

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