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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EN'TRY, n. The passage by which persons enter a house or other building.
1. The act of entering; entrance; ingress; as the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea or a lake; the entry of air into the blood; the entry of a spear into the flesh.
2. The act of entering and taking possession of lands or other estate.
3. The act of committing to writing, or of recording in a book. Make an entry of every sale, of every debt and credit.
4. The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the custom house, to procure license to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an item inserted in a written record
2: the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line" [syn: introduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entry]
3: a written record of a commercial transaction [syn: entry, accounting entry, ledger entry]
4: something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition); "several of his submissions were rejected by publishers"; "what was the date of submission of your proposal?" [syn: submission, entry]
5: something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral" [syn: entrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entree]
6: the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance" [syn: entrance, entering, entry, ingress, incoming]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural entries) Etymology: Middle English entre, from Anglo-French entree, from feminine of entré, past participle of entrer to enter Date: 13th century 1. the right or privilege of entering ; entree 2. the act of entering ; entrance 3. a place of entrance: as a. vestibule, passage b. door, gate 4. a. the act of making or entering a record b. something entered: as (1) a record or notation of an occurrence, transaction, or proceeding (2) a descriptive record (as in a card catalog or an index) (3) headword (4) a headword with its definition or identification (5) vocabulary entry 5. a person, thing, or group entered into something (as a contest or market) <the latest entries in the computer market> <judge the entries in the writing contest>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 a the act or an instance of going or coming in. b the coming of an actor on stage. c ceremonial entrance. 2 liberty to go or come in. 3 a a place of entrance; a door, gate, etc. b a lobby. 4 Brit. a passage between buildings. 5 the mouth of a river. 6 a an item entered in a diary, list, account-book, etc. b the recording of this. 7 a a person or thing competing in a race, contest, etc. b a list of competitors. 8 the start or resumption of music for a particular instrument in an ensemble. 9 Law the act of taking possession. 10 Bridge a the transfer of the lead to one's partner's hand. b a card providing this. Phrases and idioms: entry form an application form for a competition. entry permit an authorization to enter a particular country etc. Etymology: ME f. OF entree ult. f. L intrare ENTER

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Entry En"try, n.; pl. Entries. [OE. entree, entre, F. entr['e]e, fr. entrer to enter. See Enter, and cf. Entr['e]e.] 1. The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an entry upon an undertaking. 2. The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in writing the particulars, as of a transaction; as, an entry of a sale; also, that which is entered; an item. A notary made an entry of this act. --Bacon. 3. That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a house or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an adit, as of a mine. A straight, long entry to the temple led. --Dryden. 4. (Com.) The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure license to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods. See Enter, v. t., 8, and Entrance, n., 5. 5. (Law) (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 the offense or burglary. --Burrill. Bill of entry. See under Bill. Double entry, Single entry. See Bookkeeping. Entry clerk (Com.), a clerk who makes the original entries of transactions in a business. Writ of entry (Law), a writ issued for the purpose of obtaining possession of land from one who has unlawfully entered and continues in possession. --Bouvier.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(entries) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. 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 nNo 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. PHRASE 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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... N-COUNT 5. 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. N-COUNT 6. 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 7. 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 8. The entry to a place is the way into it, for example a door or gate. = entrance N-COUNT: usu sing

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Ingress, entrance, access. 2. Passage (into a house), avenue, inlet, hall. 3. Record, note, minute, memorandum.

Moby Thesaurus

access, account, adit, admission, admittance, adversaria, adversary, aide-memoire, air lock, annotation, approach, arrival, booking, candidate, cataloging, chronicling, coming in, competitor, contestant, corridor, credit, debit, docket, door, doorway, double entry, enlistment, enrollment, entering, entrance, entrance hall, entranceway, entrant, entree, entryway, favorite, footnote, foyer, galilee, gangplank, gangway, hall, impanelment, import, importation, importing, in, income, incoming, indexing, infiltration, ingoing, ingress, ingression, inlet, input, inscribing, inscription, insertion, insinuation, intake, interpenetration, introduction, introgression, intrusion, inventorying, item, jotting, leakage, listing, lobby, logging, marginal note, marginalia, matriculation, means of access, memo, memoir, memorandum, memorial, minute, minutes, mudder, narthex, notation, note, open arms, open door, opening, opponent, participant, passage, passageway, penetration, percolation, plate horse, plater, player, pole horse, pony, portal, portico, posting, propylaeum, race horse, racer, reception, record, record keeping, recordation, recording, register, registration, registry, reminder, rival, scholia, scholium, seepage, single entry, stable, stake horse, staker, starter, steeplechaser, stoa, string, tabulation, threshold, vestibule, way, way in


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