entryen‧try /ˈentri/ ●●●S3W2 noun (plural entries) 🔊 🔊 1act of entering [countable, uncountable]ENTER the act of going into something opp exitentry 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)?2becoming involved [uncountable]TAKE PART/BE INVOLVED when someone starts to take part in a system, a particular kind of work etc, or the permission they need in order to do thisentry 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 course3right to enter [uncountable]RIGHT/HAVE THE RIGHT TO the right to enter a place, building etcentry 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) 🔊 an entry visa4competition [countable]a)TAKE PART/BE INVOLVEDsomething 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]TAKE PART/BE INVOLVED the number of people or things taking part in a competition 🔊 We’ve attracted a record entry this year.5something written [countable]TCN a piece of writing in a diary, or in a book containing information such as a dictionary 🔊 a dictionary entry6computer [uncountable]TD the act of putting information into a computer 🔊 data entry7door [countable] (also entryway American English)TBB a door, gate, or passage that you go through to enter a place →entrance1(1)COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: the act of going into somethingverbsgain entryBurglars use various methods to gain entry to houses.force an entry (=get into a building by breaking a door, window etc)The church was locked, but he managed to force an entry.make your entry (=enter in a way that makes other people notice you)She waited until everyone was sitting down before she made her entry.adjectivesillegal entry (=when someone gets into a building illegally)The two men were later arrested and charged with illegal entry.unauthorized entry (=when someone gets into a place where they are not allowed)There was a big sign on the door saying NO UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY.forced entry (=when someone gets into a building illegally by breaking a door, window etc)There were no signs of a forced entry, but several paintings were missing.entry + NOUNan entry point (=a place where people can enter a country)The 2,000 mile border is the main entry point into the country for illegal aliens.COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: when someone starts to take part in a system, a particular kind of work etc, or the permission they need in order to do thisverbsgain entry (=be allowed to take part)You need good exam results to gain entry to the best universities.restrict entry (=stop someone taking part in something)Tariffs on trade have the effect of restricting entry into the market.NOUN + entryuniversity/college/school entryJapan has one of the highest rates of college and university entry in the world.entry + NOUNentry requirementsApplicants must satisfy the normal entry requirements for the school.entry qualificationsWhat are the entry qualifications for the course?COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 3: the right to enter a place, building etcadjectivesfree Guests have free entry to the hotel spa and gym.Entry is free for children.entry + NOUNan entry visa (=a visa which allows you to enter a country)Visitors to the United States must first obtain an entry visa.an entry ticket (=a ticket that allows you to enter a place)The holiday includes a 2-day entry ticket to the Euro Disneyland Theme Park.verbsapply for entryThe number of people applying for entry into the country is increasing every year.allow (somebody) entry (also grant (somebody) entry formal) (=let someone enter a place)Citizens of most EU countries are allowed automatic entry into Britain.refuse/deny (somebody) entry (=stop someone entering)He was refused entry to the club because he was wearing trainers.phrasesno entry (=written on signs to show that you are not allowed to go somewhere)The door had ‘No Entry’ written in large letters.