What does entrée mean?

Definitions for entrée
ˈɑn treɪen·trée

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. entree, main coursenoun

    the principal dish of a meal

  2. entree, access, accession, admission, admittancenoun

    the right to enter

  3. 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"

  4. entreenoun

    the act of entering

    "she made a graceful entree into the ballroom"


  1. Entreenoun

    the dish which comprises the main course of a meal, especially in a restaurant; as, there were many entrees on the menu.

    Etymology: [F. See Entry.]


  1. entréenoun

    the main course or main dish of a meal

  2. entréenoun

    a smaller dish served before the main course of a meal.

  3. entréenoun

    The act of entering somewhere, or permission to enter; admittance

  4. entreenoun

    An alternative spelling of entrée.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entreenoun

    a coming in, or entrance; hence, freedom of access; permission or right to enter; as, to have the entree of a house

    Etymology: [F. See Entry.]

  2. Entreenoun

    in French usage, a dish served at the beginning of dinner to give zest to the appetite; in English usage, a side dish, served with a joint, or between the courses, as a cutlet, scalloped oysters, etc

    Etymology: [F. See Entry.]


  1. Entrée

    An entrée is a dish served before the main course, or between two principal courses of a meal. The disappearance in the early 20th century of a large communal main course such as a roast as a standard part of the meal in the English-speaking world has led to the term being used to describe the main course itself in North America. This usage is unusual in the rest of the world though it is documented by some British dictionaries. Hence, in America, the term entrée is rarely used for an hors d'oeuvre, also called a "first course", "appetizer" or "starter". Outside of America, an entrée is a first course. In 1970, Richard Olney, an American living in Paris, gave the place of the entrée in a French full menu: "A dinner that begins with a soup and runs through a fish course, an entrée, a sorbet, a roast, salad, cheese and dessert, and that may be accompanied by from three to six wines, presents a special problem of orchestration". In 1967 Julia Child and her co-authors outlined the character of such entrées, which – when they did not precede a roast – might serve as the main course of a luncheon, in a chapter of "Entrées and Luncheon Dishes" that included quiches, tarts and gratins, soufflés and timbales, gnocchi, quenelles and crêpes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Entrée

    äng-trā′, n. entry, freedom of access, admittance: a made dish served at dinner between the chief courses: (mus.) an introduction or prelude: the act of entering, a formal entrance. [Fr.]

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Anagrams for entrée »

  1. teener

  2. eterne

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of entrée in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of entrée in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of entrée in a Sentence

  1. Rickie Niceta:

    Mrs. Trump selected every item and every detail for the dinner, from the entrée to the chair cushions.

  2. Jaime Matheson:

    The student in question did receive a lunch. Students who come up to the lunch line without money receive a lunch of an entrée or sandwich plus side dishes or fresh fruit and milk. An employee of the company would not be let go because they provide this lunch to a student, we can't get into specifics because personnel decisions are confidential to honor privacy, however employees receive and sign their acknowledgment to company policies. When these aren't followed, corrective action is put in place, up to and including termination. We're all proud of our ability to provide meals to those in need.

  3. Paige Einstein:

    Restaurant meals are really a problem, people eat most of their meals outside of the home. It's important for them to know that the average entrée, dessert, and appetizer averages 1,000 calories.

  4. John Paul:

    One restaurant owner told me he has a nice $19 grouper entrée, but he can’t compete with someone ... who’s selling a $5 grouper sandwich that’s not grouper.

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