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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: entrer; ENTER

entrance

1 noun
     
en‧trance1 S3 W3
1 [countable] a door, gate etc that you go through to enter a place [≠ exit]
entrance to/of
the main entrance to the school
the station entrance
2 [countable usually singular] the act of entering a place or room, especially in a way that people notice:
Bridget made a dramatic entrance into the room.
3 [uncountable] the right or ability to go into a place
entrance to
Entrance to the museum is free.
Reporters even managed to gain entrance to her hotel.
How much is the entrance fee (=money you pay to get in somewhere)?
4 [uncountable] permission to become a member of or become involved in a profession, university, society etc:
the initial interview for entrance to the Civil Service
5 [countable] when a person, country, organization etc first becomes involved in a particular area of activity
entrance into
The referendum blocked Switzerland's entrance into the European Economic Area.
6

make your/an entrance

to come onto the stage in a play

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