American English

Definition of entry noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. entries)
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    going in
  1. 1[countable, uncountable] an act of going into or getting into a place She made her entry to the sound of thunderous applause. The children were surprised by the sudden entry of their teacher. entry (into something) How did the thieves gain entry into the building?
  2. 2[uncountable] the right or opportunity to enter a place No Entry (= for example, on a sign) entry (to/into something) Entry to the museum is free. to be granted/refused entry into the country
  3. joining group
  4. 3[uncountable] entry (into something) the right or opportunity to take part in something or become a member of a group countries seeking entry into NATO the entry of women into the workforce American entry into the war
  5. in competition
  6. 4[countable] something that you do, write, or make to take part in a competition, for example answering a set of questions There have been some impressive entries in the wildlife photography section (= impressive photographs). The closing date for entries is March 31. The sender of the first correct entry drawn will win a weekend for two in Venice.
  7. 5[uncountable] the act of taking part in a competition, race, etc. Entry is open to anyone over the age of 18. an entry form
  8. 6[singular] the total number of people who are taking part in a competition, race, etc. There's a record entry for this year's marathon.
  9. written information
  10. 7[countable] an item, for example a piece of information, that is written or printed in a dictionary, an account book, a diary, etc. an encyclopedia entry entry (in something) There is no entry in his diary for that day.
  11. 8[uncountable] the act of recording information into a computer, book, etc. More keyboarders are required for data entry.
  12. door/gate
  13. 9(also entryway
    [countable] a door, gate, or passage where you enter a building You can leave your umbrella in the entry.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: entry