Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: entree, from entrer; ENTER


en‧try S2 W2 plural entries

act of entering

[uncountable and countable] the act of going into something [≠ exit]
entry into
It was dark and their entry into the camp had gone unnoticed.
Harry made his entry into the village.
There was no sign of a forced entry.
How did the thieves gain entry (=get in)?

becoming involved

[uncountable] when someone starts to take part in a system, a particular kind of work etc, or the permission they need in order to do this
entry into/to
Britain's entry into the European Union
the minimum height for entry into the police force
This enabled European banks to gain entry into new markets.
the entry requirements for a degree course

right to enter

[uncountable] the right to enter a place, building etc
entry to/into
Entry to the gardens is included in the price of admission.
The refugees were repeatedly refused entry into (=not allowed in) the country.
no entry (=written on signs to show that you are not allowed to go somewhere)


a) something that you write, make, do etc in order to try and win a competition:
The winning entry will be published in our April issue.
What's the closing date for entries?
b) [usually singular] the number of people or things taking part in a competition:
We've attracted a record entry this year.

something written

[countable]TCN a piece of writing in a diary, or in a book containing information such as a dictionary:
a dictionary entry


[uncountable]TD the act of putting information into a computer:
data entry


[countable] also entryway American EnglishTBB a door, gate, or passage that you go through to enter a place entrance1 (1)

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