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Definition of ENTRANCE

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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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

169 Moby Thesaurus words for "entrance": access, adit, admission, admittance, air lock, anesthetize, aperture, appearance, approach, arrival, attract, becharm, beginning, beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, channel, charm, coming, coming in, commencement, conduit, corridor, course, delectate, delight, ditch, door, doorway, dope, drug, duct, egress, embedment, enchant, encroachment, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, entrance hall, entranceway, entree, entrenchment, entry, entryway, exit, fascinate, foyer, freak out, galilee, gangplank, gangway, gate, gladden, graft, grafting, hall, hypnotize, impaction, impactment, imparadise, impingement, implantation, import, importation, importing, imposition, in, income, incoming, incursion, infatuate, infiltration, infixion, influx, infringement, infusion, ingoing, ingress, ingression, injection, inlet, inoculation, input, inroad, insertion, insinuation, intake, interference, interjection, interloping, interpenetration, interpolation, interposition, interposure, interruption, intervention, intrigue, introduction, introgression, intromission, intrusion, invasion, irruption, knock dead, knock out, leakage, lobby, lull to sleep, magnetize, means of access, mesmerize, narcotize, narthex, obtrusion, open arms, open door, opening, overpower, passage, passageway, penetration, percolation, perfusion, please, portal, portico, propylaeum, put to sleep, put under, ravish, reception, rejoice, right of entry, rock to sleep, sedate, seepage, send, slay, spell, spellbind, start, stoa, tessellation, threshold, thrill, tickle, tickle pink, titillate, trance, transplant, transplantation, transport, trench, trespass, trespassing, trough, troughing, troughway, tunnel, unlawful entry, vamp, vestibule, way, way in, witch, wow

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