'Entrance' definitions:

Definition of 'entrance'

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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]
The act of entering; "she made a grand entrance" [syn: entrance, entering, entry, ingress, incoming]
Attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts" [syn: capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant]
Put into a trance [syn: entrance, spellbind]

Definition of 'Entrance'

  • Entrance \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. [1913 Webster]
  • Him, still entranced and in a litter laid, They bore from field and to the bed conveyed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder; to enrapture; to charm. [1913 Webster]
  • And I so ravished with her heavenly note, I stood entranced, and had no room for thought. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Entrance'

  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Liberty, power, or permission to enter; as, to give entrance to friends. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. The passage, door, or gate, for entering. [1913 Webster]
  • Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city. --Judg. i. 24. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • St. Augustine, in the entrance of one of his discourses, makes a kind of apology. --Hakewill. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'entrance'

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