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en·trance 1

1. The act or an instance of entering.
2. A means or point by which to enter.
3. Permission or power to enter; admission: gained entrance to medical school.
4. The point, as in a musical score, at which a performer begins.
5. The first entry of an actor into a scene.
6. Nautical The immersed part of a ship's hull forward of the middle body.

[Middle English entraunce, right to enter, from Old French, from entrer, to enter; see enter.]

en·trance 2

tr.v. en·tranced, en·tranc·ing, en·tranc·es
1. To put into a trance.
2. To fill with delight, wonder, or enchantment: a child who was entranced by a fairy tale. See Synonyms at charm.

en·trance′ment n.
en·tranc′ing·ly adv.
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1. the act or an instance of entering; entry
2. a place for entering, such as a door or gate
a. the power, liberty, or right of entering; admission
b. (as modifier): an entrance fee.
4. (Theatre) the coming of an actor or other performer onto a stage
[C16: from French, from entrer to enter]


vb (tr)
1. to fill with wonder and delight; enchant
2. to put into a trance; hypnotize
enˈtrancement n
enˈtrancing adj
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(ˈɛn trəns)

1. the act of entering.
2. a point or place of entering; an opening or passage for entering, as a doorway.
3. the right, privilege, or permission to enter; admission: college entrance exams.
4. the moment or place in a script at which an actor comes on the stage.
5. the point in a musical score at which a particular voice or instrument joins the ensemble.
6. a manner, means, or style of entering.
[1425–75; < Middle French entrance. See enter, -ance]


(ɛnˈtræns, -ˈtrɑns)

v.t. -tranced, -tranc•ing.
1. to fill with delight or wonder; enrapture.
2. to put into a trance.
en•trance′ment, n.
en•tranc′ing•ly, adv.
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 of actresses—Lipton, 1970.
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Past participle: entranced
Gerund: entrancing

I entrance
you entrance
he/she/it entrances
we entrance
you entrance
they entrance
I entranced
you entranced
he/she/it entranced
we entranced
you entranced
they entranced
Present Continuous
I am entrancing
you are entrancing
he/she/it is entrancing
we are entrancing
you are entrancing
they are entrancing
Present Perfect
I have entranced
you have entranced
he/she/it has entranced
we have entranced
you have entranced
they have entranced
Past Continuous
I was entrancing
you were entrancing
he/she/it was entrancing
we were entrancing
you were entrancing
they were entrancing
Past Perfect
I had entranced
you had entranced
he/she/it had entranced
we had entranced
you had entranced
they had entranced
I will entrance
you will entrance
he/she/it will entrance
we will entrance
you will entrance
they will entrance
Future Perfect
I will have entranced
you will have entranced
he/she/it will have entranced
we will have entranced
you will have entranced
they will have entranced
Future Continuous
I will be entrancing
you will be entrancing
he/she/it will be entrancing
we will be entrancing
you will be entrancing
they will be entrancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been entrancing
you have been entrancing
he/she/it has been entrancing
we have been entrancing
you have been entrancing
they have been entrancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been entrancing
you will have been entrancing
he/she/it will have been entrancing
we will have been entrancing
you will have been entrancing
they will have been entrancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been entrancing
you had been entrancing
he/she/it had been entrancing
we had been entrancing
you had been entrancing
they had been entrancing
I would entrance
you would entrance
he/she/it would entrance
we would entrance
you would entrance
they would entrance
Past Conditional
I would have entranced
you would have entranced
he/she/it would have entranced
we would have entranced
you would have entranced
they would have entranced
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entrance - something that provides access (to get in or get out)entrance - 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"
access, approach - a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
archway, arch - a passageway under a curved masonry construction; "they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory"
doorway, room access, door, threshold - the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close; "he stuck his head in the doorway"
gateway - an entrance that can be closed by a gate
hatchway, scuttle, opening - an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
pithead - the entrance to a coal mine
portal - a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); "the portals of the cathedral"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals of success"
porte-cochere - a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard
servant's entrance, service door, service entrance - an entrance intended for the use of servants or for delivery of goods and removal of refuse
stage door - an entrance to the backstage area of theater; used by performers and other theater personnel
vomitory - an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium
2.entrance - a movement into or inwardentrance - a movement into or inward    
change of location, travel - a movement through space that changes the location of something
encroachment, intrusion, invasion - any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"
3.entrance - the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance"
arrival - the act of arriving at a certain place; "they awaited her arrival"
incursion - the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers); "the incursion of television into the American living room"
intrusion - entrance by force or without permission or welcome
irruption - a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in; "the recent irruption of bad manners"
entree - the act of entering; "she made a graceful entree into the ballroom"
enrollment, enrolment, registration - the act of enrolling
penetration - the act of entering into or through something; "the penetration of upper management by women"
admission, admittance - the act of admitting someone to enter; "the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic"
Verb1.entrance - attractentrance - attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
hold - hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
attract, appeal - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
work - gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds"
2.entrance - put into a trance
hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise, mesmerize - induce hypnosis in
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1. way in, opening, door, approach, access, entry, gate, passage, avenue, doorway, portal, inlet, ingress, means of access He drove in through a side entrance.
way in exit, outlet, way out
2. appearance, coming in, entry, arrival, introduction, ingress The audience chanted his name as he made his entrance.
appearance departure, exit, exodus, leave-taking, egress
3. admission, access, entry, entrée, admittance, permission to enter, ingress, right of entry Hewitt gained entrance to the house by pretending to be a heating engineer.


1. enchant, delight, charm, absorb, fascinate, dazzle, captivate, transport, enthral, beguile, bewitch, ravish, gladden, enrapture, spellbind She entranced the audience with her classical Indian singing.
enchant bore, offend, irritate, turn off (informal), put off, disenchant
2. mesmerize, bewitch, hypnotize, put a spell on, cast a spell on, put in a trance The sailors were entranced by the voices of the sirens.
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entrance 1

1. The act of entering:
2. The state of being allowed entry:
3. The right to enter or make use of:

entrance 2

1. To act upon with or as if with magic:
2. To please greatly or irresistibly:
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مَدْخَليَسْلُب اللُّب، يَسْحَر، يُبْهِجحَق الدُّخولدُخول
aîgangurhrífa, heillainngangurinnkoma
girişgirmehayran etmekbüyülemek
lối vào


1 [ˈentrəns]
A. N
1. (= way in) → entrada f
front/back entranceentrada f principal/trasera
2. (= act) → entrada f (into en) (into profession etc) → ingreso m (Theat) → entrada f en escena
to make one's entrancehacer su entrada (Theat) → entrar en escena
3. (= right to enter) → (derecho m de) entrada f
to gain entrance to [+ a place] → conseguir entrar en or acceder a; [+ a profession etc] → conseguir ingresar en
B. CPD entrance card Npase m
entrance exam(ination) N (to school) → examen m de ingreso
entrance fee N (to a show) → (precio m de) entrada f; (to a club, society etc) → cuota f de ingreso
entrance hall Nvestíbulo m, antesala f
entrance qualifications NPL = entrance requirements entrance ramp N (US) (Aut) → rampa f de acceso
entrance requirements NPLrequisitos mpl de ingreso


2 [ɪnˈtrɑːns] VT
1. (= bewitch) → encantar, hechizar
2. (gen passive) (= captivate) we listened entrancedescuchamos extasiados or embelesados
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(= way in) → entrée f
the entrance to sth → l'entrée à qch
(= admission) to gain entrance to (= be admitted to) [+ university] → être admis(e) à (= get into) [+ building] → entrer
to deny sb entrance → refuser l'entrée à qn
(= arrival) (in room)arrivée f; (on stage)entrée f
[ɪnˈtrɑːns] vtenchanter, ravir
to be entranced by sth → être fasciné(e) par qch
see also entranced
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entrance card
entrance examination
entrance fee
n (for museum etc) → Eintrittsgeld nt; (for competition) → Teilnahmegebühr f; (for club membership) → Aufnahmegebühr f
entrance hall
entrance qualifications
plZulassungsanforderungen pl
entrance ticket
entrance visa
nEinreisevisum nt


vtin Entzücken or Verzückung versetzen; to be entrancedverzückt sein; to be entranced by/with somethingvon etw entzückt sein


(= way in)Eingang m; (for vehicles) → Einfahrt f; (= hall)Eingangshalle f, → Entree nt (geh)
(= entering)Eintritt m; (Theat) → Auftritt m; on his entrancebei seinem Eintritt/Auftritt; to make an entrancein Erscheinung treten; he likes to make an entranceer setzt sich gern in Szene; to make one’s entrance (Theat) → auftreten; (fig)erscheinen; his entrance into politicssein Einstieg min die Politik
(= admission)Eintritt m (→ to in +acc); (to club etc) → Zutritt m(to zu); (to school) → Aufnahme f (→ to in +acc); to gain entrance to a universitydie Zulassung zu einer Universität erhalten; children get free entrance (to the zoo)Kinder haben freien Eintritt (im Zoo)
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1 [ˈɛntrəns] n
a. (way in, of person) → entrata, ingresso; (right to enter) → ammissione f, ingresso
to gain entrance to (university) → essere ammesso/a a
to make one's entrance (Theatre) → fare il proprio ingresso


2 [ɪnˈtrɑːns] vtestasiare, incantare
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(ˈentrəns) noun
1. a place of entering, eg an opening, a door etc. the entrance to the tunnel; The church has an impressive entrance.
2. (an) act of entering. Hamlet now makes his second entrance.
3. the right to enter. He has applied for entrance to university; (also adjective) an entrance exam.
ˈentrant noun
one who enters (eg a competition). There were sixty entrants for the musical competition.


(inˈtraːns) verb
to fill with great delight. The audience were entranced by her singing.
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مَدْخَل vchod indgang Eingang είσοδος entrada sisäänkäynti entrée ulaz entrata, ingresso 入口 입구 ingang inngang wejście, wjazd entrada вход ingång ทางเข้า giriş lối vào 入口
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n. [local] entrada; [acceptance] ingreso; acceso a una cavidad.
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n entrada
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I gave the heap a shove over the lip of the entrance. The next moment there came up from below a howl of rage.
He was perpetually departing on yard-long adventures toward the cave's entrance, and as perpetually being driven back.
It was shortly after noon the next day, when Goosal, after remarking that a storm seemed brewing, announced that they would be at the entrance to the cavern in another hour.
A word from the leader of the party stilled their clamor, and we proceeded at a trot across the plaza to the entrance of as magnificent an edifice as mortal eye has rested upon.
Especially did the Queen's class gird up their loins for the fray, for at the end of the coming year, dimly shadowing their pathway already, loomed up that fateful thing known as "the Entrance," at the thought of which one and all felt their hearts sink into their very shoes.
On each side of the entrance was a sitting room, about sixteen feet square; and beyond them were the offices and the stairs.
Presently he espied the low and narrow entrance to what appeared to be a cave at the base of the cliffs which formed the northern side of the gorge.
THE night was still young when there came one to the entrance of the banquet hall where O-Tar of Manator dined with his chiefs, and brushing past the guards entered the great room with the insolence of a privileged character, as in truth he was.
Hartman gripped my arm and dragged me into a wide entrance.
In this formation we had progressed toward the entrance to Omean for several hours when one of our scouts returned from the front to report that the cone-like summit of the entrance was in sight.
They would have carried on this duenna dispute further had they not heard the notes of the fife and drums once more, from which they concluded that the Distressed Duenna was making her entrance. The duchess asked the duke if it would be proper to go out to receive her, as she was a countess and a person of rank.
He that travelleth into a country, before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.