Something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral" [syn: entrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entree]
A movement into or inward [syn: entrance, entering]
Entrance \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
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.
(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.