Definition of entry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈentri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈentri//
    (pl. entries) Parts of a book
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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 the European Union 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 31 March. 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. Wordfinderalphabetical, definition, dictionary, entry, example, headword, meaning, part of speech, pronunciation, register See related entries: Parts of a book
  11. 8[uncountable] the act of recording information in a computer, book, etc.
  12. door/gate
  13. 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.
  14. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French entree, based on Latin intrata, feminine past participle of intrare, from intra ‘within’.Extra examples Caesar’s triumphal entry into Rome Drugs are believed to come into the country through five main entry points. Entry tickets to most attractions are included in the price of the holiday. Entry to university should be based on academic potential. Fire marshals barred entry to the hall. First examine the entries on the marriage register. He found the door locked, but he forced an entry. Hungary’s entry into the EU I post the occasional blog entry. It has been necessary to restrict entry into the club. Look at the dictionary entry for ‘welcome’. New York was the point of entry for most immigrants arriving in the US. Send in your entry as soon as possible! She applied for entry to Nottingham University. She wondered how she could gain entry to the building. The champion made his usual dramatic entry into the arena. The club offers free entry to women on Thursdays. The course will ease students’ entry into a career. The house was quiet, and there were no signs of a forced entry. The landlord had the right of entry to the building with due warning. The show attracted entries from all over the country. The sign on the gates read ‘No Unauthorized Entry’. The state should reduce entry barriers for developing countries. The winning entry will be published in next month’s issue. There were a record 2 000 entries in the under-17 section. These qualifications will not guarantee you entry into the police force. They were later allowed entry into the country. Very little information is given in the diary entries. We had too many entries for this event. We have had a lot of entries this year. one of the best entries to our competition the dramatic entry to the gallery the last entry she made in her diary undocumented workers seeking entry to the US A sign said: No Entry. Entry to the party conference was denied to several journalists. Hotel guests have free entry to the sports centre. On my entry they immediately stopped what they were doing. That was before the American entry into the war. The children were silenced by the sudden entry of Mrs Robbins. The singer was refused entry to the US. Things changed forever with the entry of women into the workforce. Until 1968 Commonwealth citizens were allowed free entry into Britain.
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