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See also: Ingress
- (noun) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡɹɛs/
- (verb) IPA(key): /ɪŋˈɡɹɛs/
- The act of entering.
- Antonym: egress
- 1859, Charles Dickens, “In Secret”, in A Tale of Two Cities, London: Chapman and Hall, […], →OCLC, book III (The Track of a Storm), page 168:
- Looking about him while in this state of suspense, Charles Darnay observed that the gate was held by a mixed guard of soldiers and patriots, the latter far outnumbering the former; and that while ingress into the city for peasants’ carts bringing in supplies, and for similar traffic and traffickers, was easy enough, egress, even for the homeliest people, was very difficult.
- 1886 May – 1887 April, Thomas Hardy, chapter VII, in The Woodlanders […], volumes (please specify |volume=I to III), London, New York, N.Y.: Macmillan and Co., published 1887, →OCLC:
- Now could be beheld that change from the handsome to the curious which the features of a wood undergo at the ingress of the winter months.
- Permission to enter.
- All ingress was prohibited.
- 1913 January–May, Edgar Rice Burroughs, “The Gods of Mars”, in The All-Story, New York, N.Y.: Frank A. Munsey Co., →OCLC; republished as The Gods of Mars, Chicago, Ill.: A[lexander] C[aldwell] McClurg & Co., 1918 September, →OCLC:
- My fingers clawed futilely at the unyielding portal, while my eyes sought in vain for a duplicate of the button which had given us ingress. And then, from unseen lips, a cruel and mocking peal of laughter rang through the desolate place.
- A door or other means of entering.
- Antonym: egress
- (astronomy) The entrance of the Moon into the shadow of the Earth in eclipses, or the Sun's entrance into a sign, etc.
act of entering
permission to enter
door or other means of entering
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- (intransitive) To intrude or insert oneself
- (transitive, US, chiefly military) To enter (a specified location or area)
- 1976, The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia: Aces and Aerial Victories, page 108:
- "We ingressed North Vietnam over Cam Pha on a westerly heading," reported Captain Madden.
- (intransitive, astrology, of a planet) To enter into a zodiacal sign
- 1861 December 28, “Almanacs”, in All the Year Round, volume VI:
- The middle of March finds " Mars ingressing upon the 16th degree of Capricorn, where the sun has arrived in the nativity of Lord Palmerston," […]
- (Whiteheadian metaphysics) To manifest or cause to be manifested in the temporal world; to effect ingression
|Declension of ingress|