What does Entry mean?

Definitions for Entry
ˈɛn trien·t·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Entry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entrynoun

    an item inserted in a written record

  2. introduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entrynoun

    the act of beginning something new

    "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"

  3. entry, accounting entry, ledger entrynoun

    a written record of a commercial transaction

  4. submission, entrynoun

    something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition)

    "several of his submissions were rejected by publishers"; "what was the date of submission of your proposal?"

  5. entrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entreenoun

    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"

  6. entrance, entering, entry, ingress, incomingnoun

    the act of entering

    "she made a grand entrance"


  1. entrynoun

    The act of entering.

  2. entrynoun

    Permission to enter.

    entry for children only if accompanied by an adult

  3. entrynoun

    A doorway that provides a means of entering a building.

  4. entrynoun

    A small room immediately inside the front door of a house or other building, often having an access to a stairway and leading on to other rooms

  5. entrynoun

    A small group formed within a church, especially Episcopal, for simple dinner and fellowship, and to help facilitate new friendships

  6. entrynoun

    An item in a list, such as an article in a dictionary or encyclopedia; a record made in a log, diary or anything similarly organized; a datum in a database.

    What does the entry for 2 August 2005 say?

  7. entrynoun

    A term at any position in a matrix.

    The entry in the second row and first column of this matrix is 6.

  8. Etymology: From entree (feminine past participle of the verb entrer, French: entrée)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Entrynoun

    Etymology: from enter; entree, French.

    Some there are that know the resorts and falls of business, that cannot sink into the main of it; like a house that hath convenient stairs and entries, but never a fair room. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    A strait long entry to the temple led,
    Blind with high walls, and horror over head. Dryden.

    Is all this hurry made
    On this account, because thou art afraid
    A dirty hall or entry should offend
    The curious eyes of thy invited friend? John Dryden, Juven.

    We proceeded through the entry, and were necessarily kept in order by the situation. Tatler, №. 86.

    Bathing and anointing give a relaxation or emollition; and the mixture of oil and water is better than either of them alone, because water entereth better into the pores, and oil after entry softeneth better. Francis Bacon, Natural History. №. 730.

    I took horse to the lake of Constance, which lies at two leagues distance from it, and is formed by the entry of the Rhine. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    By the entry of the chyle and air into the blood, by the lacteals, the animal may again revive. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    A notary made an entry of this act. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.

    The day being come, he made his entry: he was a man of middle stature and age, and comely. Francis Bacon.


  1. entry

    An entry is generally defined as an act or instance of putting into, going into, or joining a particular place, activity, or system. It can also refer to an item recorded in a journal, diary, ledger, or database. Additionally, in competitions or giveaways, it refers to an individual's participation or submission. It is also the doorway or gate by which a place may be entered.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entrynoun

    the act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an entry upon an undertaking

  2. Entrynoun

    the act of making or entering a record; a setting down in writing the particulars, as of a transaction; as, an entry of a sale; also, that which is entered; an item

  3. Entrynoun

    that by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a house or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an adit, as of a mine

  4. Entrynoun

    the exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure license to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods. See Enter, v. t., 8, and Entrance, n., 5

  5. Entrynoun

    the actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on them

  6. Entrynoun

    a putting upon record in proper form and order

  7. Entrynoun

    the act in addition to breaking essential to constitute the offense or burglary

  8. Etymology: [OE. entree, entre, F. entre, fr. entrer to enter. See Enter, and cf. Entre.]


  1. Entry

    In economics, entry into a market means becoming a supplier of goods or services. Monopolies have an incentive to create barriers to entry.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Entry

    en′tri, n. act of entering: a passage into a short lane leading into a court: act of committing to writing: the thing written: (law) the taking possession of.—n. En′try-mon′ey, the money paid on entering a society, club, &c.—Port of entry (see Port).

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. entry

    In the ship's books; first putting down the appearance or day on which a man joins. Also, the forcing into an enemy's ship.

Editors Contribution

  1. entry

    To provide access.

    The entry level for the college and universities was different but easy to understand.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Entry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1988

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Entry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3507

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Entry' in Nouns Frequency: #674

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Entry in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Entry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Entry in a Sentence

  1. Mahe Drysdale:

    There's nothing stopping me going and joining a club in Fiji and getting the Fijian Rowing Federation to okay my entry for World Cup... World Cup's just the way the World Cup work, they are open to any athlete that's a member for a club in that country.

  2. Dan Romero:

    We think United States's the best way to offer a new person in the ecosystem an easy entry point.

  3. Peter Lazaroff:

    When prices dip like they have now, and they're dipping for reasons that have nothing to do with fundamentals, it does present a good entry point.

  4. Gil Kerlikowske:

    John Wagner's the father of Global Entry. And you know, that's the most popular government program there is.

  5. Claude Haberer:

    Those who make it in the Asian market are those who are willing to invest significantly, there is definitely an issue of minimum size, below which you just cannot pay the entry ticket.

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Translations for Entry

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  • إدخال, ولوج, دخول, مادة, بند, دفتر, نفاذ, مدخل, قيد, فقرة, مفردةArabic
  • достъп, статия, влизане, вход, вестибюлBulgarian
  • heslo, položka, vstupCzech
  • Eintrag, Zutritt, Eingang, Element, Eintritt, FlurGerman
  • καταχώρισηGreek
  • eniroEsperanto
  • entrada, registro, recibidor, acceso, artículo, elemento, vestíbuloSpanish
  • elementEstonian
  • ورودی, درآمد, مدخل, ورود, درآمدن, درگاه, سرسرا, درایهPersian
  • tuulikaappi, alkio, sisääntulo, pääsy, sisäänpääsy, sisäänkäynti, eteinen, piiri, artikkeli, hakusana, merkintä, saapuminenFinnish
  • rubrique, coefficient, accès, entrée, vestibule, élément, article, enregistrementFrench
  • belépésHungarian
  • masuk, lemaIndonesian
  • vocabolo, entrata, ingresso, uscio, articolo, lemma, voce, accesso, via di accessoItalian
  • エントリ, 入口, 項目, 要素, 入るJapanese
  • ingressumLatin
  • šķirklisLatvian
  • trefwoord, notitie, invoer, toegang, entree, artikel, post, element, ingangDutch
  • wjazd, wejście, wpis, wstęp, hasłoPolish
  • entrada, acesso, verbete, registro, elementoPortuguese
  • вступление, вход, запись, прихожая, элемент, въезд, вестибюль, статьяRussian
  • ankomst, hall, entré, ingång, uppslagsord, uppslag, element, farstu, inträde, tillträde, artikel, postSwedish
  • அரை, உள்நுழைவதற்கு அனுமதிTamil
  • girişTurkish
  • mục từVietnamese

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