entrance

As a noun, entrance means an act of entering or something that provides a way to enter something. You can make a grand entrance when you arrive at a party, as long as you can actually find the entrance.

Entrance has two pronunciations. If you put the accent on the first syllable, the word is a noun meaning the act of entering or the way into something ("an entrance to the building"). If the accent is on the second syllable, then entrance is a verb meaning "to enchant, charm, or enamor" — "You will be entranced by the movie; the scenery looks so real you will swear it is growing in the theater."

Primary Meanings of entrance

1.
n
something that provides access (to get in or get out)
2.
n
the act of entering
3.
v
put into a trance
Full Definitions of entrance
1

n something that provides access (to get in or get out)

“they waited at the entrance to the garden”
Synonyms:
entranceway, entree, entry, entryway
Types:
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arch, archway
a passageway under a curved masonry construction
door, doorway, room access, threshold
the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
gateway
an entrance that can be closed by a gate
hatchway, opening, scuttle
an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
pithead
the entrance to a coal mine
portal
a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically)
porte-cochere
a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard
servant's entrance, service door, service entrance
an entrance intended for the use of servants or for delivery of goods and removal of refuse
stage door
an entrance to the backstage area of theater; used by performers and other theater personnel
vomitory
an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium
escape hatch
hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency
exterior door, outside door
a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
Type of:
access, approach
a way of entering or leaving
2

n the act of entering

“she made a grand entrance
Synonyms:
entering, entry, incoming, ingress
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incursion
the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers)
intrusion
entrance by force or without permission or welcome
irruption
a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in
entree
the act of entering
enrollment, enrolment, registration
the act of enrolling
penetration
the act of entering into or through something
admission, admittance
the act of admitting someone to enter
interpenetration, permeation
mutual penetration; diffusion of each through the other
market penetration
the extent to which a product is recognized and bought by customers in a particular market
readmission
the act of admitting someone again
matric, matriculation
admission to a group (especially a college or university)
Type of:
arrival
the act of arriving at a certain place

n a movement into or inward

Synonyms:
entering
Types:
encroachment, intrusion, invasion
any entry into an area not previously occupied
Type of:
change of location, travel
a movement through space that changes the location of something
3

v put into a trance

Synonyms:
spellbind
Type of:
hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise, mesmerize
induce hypnosis in

v attract; cause to be enamored

Synonyms:
becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, fascinate, trance
Types:
hold
hold the attention of
work
gratify and charm, usually in order to influence
Type of:
appeal, attract
be attractive to

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