- 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 [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 joining group
- 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 the European Union the entry of women into the workforce American entry into the war in competition
- 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 31 March. The sender of the first correct entry drawn will win a weekend for two in Venice.
- 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
- 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. written information
- 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. Wordfinderalphabetical, definition, dictionary, entry, example, headword, meaning, part of speech, pronunciation, register See related entries: Parts of a book
- 8[uncountable] the act of recording information in a computer, book, etc. door/gate
- 9 (also entryway BrE BrE//ˈentriweɪ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈentriweɪ//) (both North American English) [countable] a door, gate or passage where you enter a building; an entrance hall You can leave your umbrella in the entry. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French entree, based on Latin intrata, feminine past participle of intrare, from intra