Definitions for: Entrance


[n] the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance"
[n] something that provides access (entry or exit); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
[n] a movement into or inward
[v] put into a trance
[v] attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"



Webster (1913) Definition: En"trance, n. [OF. entrance, fr. OF. & F. entrant, p.
pr. of entrer to enter. See Enter.]
1. The act of entering or going into; ingress; as, the
entrance of a person into a house or an apartment; hence,
the act of taking possession, as of property, or of
office; as, the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance,
or of a magistrate into office.

2. Liberty, power, or permission to enter; as, to give
entrance to friends. --Shak.

3. The passage, door, or gate, for entering.

Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city.
--Judg. i. 24.

4. The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the
beginning is made; the commencement; initiation; as, a
difficult entrance into business. ``Beware of entrance to
a quarrel.'' --Shak.

St. Augustine, in the entrance of one of his
discourses, makes a kind of apology. --Hakewill.

5. The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or
goods, at a customhouse; an entering; as, his entrance of
the arrival was made the same day.

6. (Naut.)
(a) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the
water at the water line. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
(b) The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel,
below the water line. --Totten.


En*trance", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entranced; p. pr. &
vb. n. Entrancing.] [Pref. en- + trance.]
1. To put into a trance; to make insensible to present
objects.

Him, still entranced and in a litter laid, They bore
from field and to the bed conveyed. --Dryden.

2. To put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder;
to enrapture; to charm.

And I so ravished with her heavenly note, I stood
entranced, and had no room for thought. --Dryden.

Synonyms: becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entering, entering, entranceway, entree, entry, entry, entryway, fascinate, incoming, ingress, spellbind, trance

See Also: access, accession, admission, admittance, appeal, approach, arch, archway, arrival, attract, change of location, door, doorway, encroachment, enrollment, enrolment, entree, gateway, hatchway, hold, hypnotise, hypnotize, incursion, intrusion, intrusion, invasion, irruption, mesmerise, mesmerize, opening, penetration, pithead, portal, porte-cochere, registration, room access, scuttle, servant's entrance, service door, service entrance, stage door, threshold, travel, vomitory, work

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