entry

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old French entree (feminine past participle of the verb entrer, Modern French entrée)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛntɹi/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

entry (countable and uncountable, plural entries)

  1. (uncountable) The act of entering.
  2. (uncountable) Permission to enter.
    Children are allowed entry only if accompanied by an adult.
  3. A doorway that provides a means of entering a building.
  4. (law) The act of taking possession.
  5. (insurance) The start of an insurance contract.
  6. (Midlands) A passageway between terraced houses that provides a means of entering a back garden or yard.
  7. A small room immediately inside the front door of a house or other building, often having an access to a stairway and leading on to other rooms
  8. A small group formed within a church, especially Episcopal, for simple dinner and fellowship, and to help facilitate new friendships
  9. An item in a list, such as an article in a dictionary or encyclopedia.
  10. A record made in a log, diary or anything similarly organized; (computing) a datum in a database.
    What does the entry for 2 August 2005 say?
  11. (linear algebra) A term at any position in a matrix.
    The entry in the second row and first column of this matrix is 6.
  12. The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure licence to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods.
  13. (music) The point when a musician starts to play or sing; entrance.

Usage notes[edit]

Ambiguity Prevention

  • Correct: entry for children
  • Not: entry to children as this means that you are entering TO (get to) a child. It is incorrect.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (act of entering): access, enter, entrance
  • (permission to enter): access, admission
  • (doorway that provides a means of entering a building): entrance, ingang, way in (British)
  • (passageway between terraced houses): For semantic relationships of this term, see alley in the Thesaurus.
  • (room just inside the front door of a building): For semantic relationships of this term, see entrance hall in the Thesaurus.
  • (group within a church):
  • (article in a dictionary or encyclopedia): article
  • (record in a log): record
  • (term in a matrix): element
  • (item of data in a database):

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