- The definition of an entrance is where you go in someplace, such as a door, or coming into someplace in a memorable way, or an actor coming on stage.
- The front door to your home is an example of an entrance.
- When you sweep into a room and all eyes turn to look at you, this is an example of a situation where you have made an entrance.
- When an actor comes onto the stage, this is an example of his entrance.
- To entrance is defined as to cast a spell on someone or to fill someone with wonder.
When you capture someone's attention and fill him with wonder, this is an example of a time when you entrance him.
The entrance to a home.
- the act or point of entering: to make an entrance
- a place for entering; door, gate, etc.
- permission, right, or power to enter; admission
Origin of entranceMiddle English entraunce ; from Old French entrant, present participle of entrer: see enter
- The act or an instance of entering.
- A means or point by which to enter.
- Permission or power to enter; admission: gained entrance to medical school.
- The point, as in a musical score, at which a performer begins.
- The first entry of an actor into a scene.
- Nautical The immersed part of a ship's hull forward of the middle body.
Origin of entranceMiddle English entraunce, right to enter, from Old French, from entrer, to enter; see enter.
transitive verben·tranced, en·tranc·ing, en·tranc·es
- To put into a trance.
- To fill with delight, wonder, or enchantment: a child who was entranced by a fairy tale. See Synonyms at charm.
(countable and uncountable, plural entrances)
- (countable) The action of entering, or going in.
- Her entrance attracted no attention whatsoever.
- The act of taking possession, as of property, or of office.
- the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance, or of a magistrate into office
- (countable) The place of entering, as a gate or doorway.
- Place your bag by the entrance so that you can find it easily.
- (uncountable) The right to go in.
- You'll need a ticket to gain entrance to the museum.
- to give entrance to friends
- The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation.
- a difficult entrance into business
- The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or goods, at a customhouse; an entering.
- His entrance of the arrival was made the same day.
- (nautical) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water line.
- (nautical) The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water line.
From Middle French entrance (“entry”)
(third-person singular simple present entrances, present participle entrancing, simple past and past participle entranced)
- To delight and fill with wonder.
- The children were immediately entranced by all the balloons.
- To put into a trance.
From en- + trance (“daze”)