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Meaning of ENTRANCE

Pronunciation:  [n]'entruns, [v]entr'ans

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance"
  2. [n]  something that provides access (entry or exit); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
  3. [n]  a movement into or inward
  4. [v]  put into a trance
  5. [v]  attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"

ENTRANCE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entering, entering, entranceway, entree, entry, entry, entryway, fascinate, incoming, ingress, spellbind, trance
 See Also: access, accession, admission, admittance, appeal, approach, arch, archway, arrival, attract, change of location, door, doorway, encroachment, enrollment, enrolment, entree, gateway, hatchway, hold, hypnotise, hypnotize, incursion, intrusion, intrusion, invasion, irruption, mesmerise, mesmerize, opening, penetration, pithead, portal, porte-cochere, registration, room access, scuttle, servant's entrance, service door, service entrance, stage door, threshold, travel, vomitory, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \En"trance\, n. [OF. entrance, fr. OF. & F. entrant, p.
    pr. of entrer to enter. See {Enter}.]
    1. The act of entering or going into; ingress; as, the
       entrance of a person into a house or an apartment; hence,
       the act of taking possession, as of property, or of
       office; as, the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance,
       or of a magistrate into office.
    2. Liberty, power, or permission to enter; as, to give
       entrance to friends. --Shak.
    3. The passage, door, or gate, for entering.
             Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city.
                                                   --Judg. i. 24.
    4. The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the
       beginning is made; the commencement; initiation; as, a
       difficult entrance into business. ``Beware of entrance to
       a quarrel.'' --Shak.
             St. Augustine, in the entrance of one of his
             discourses, makes a kind of apology.  --Hakewill.
    5. The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or
       goods, at a customhouse; an entering; as, his entrance of
       the arrival was made the same day.
    6. (Naut.)
       (a) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the
           water at the water line. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
       (b) The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel,
           below the water line. --Totten.
  2. \En*trance"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entranced}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Entrancing}.] [Pref. en- + trance.]
    1. To put into a trance; to make insensible to present
             Him, still entranced and in a litter laid, They bore
             from field and to the bed conveyed.   --Dryden.
    2. To put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder;
       to enrapture; to charm.
             And I so ravished with her heavenly note, I stood
             entranced, and had no room for thought. --Dryden.
Thesaurus Terms
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