Entry has loads of meanings, most of them concerning going inside someplace and the way you happen to get inside. It can also refer to written records (as in a diary or ledger) or a submission to a contest.

When you go into the room, you make an entry. The door you go through is also an entry. If you write in your diary about all this, you make an entry in your diary. If you submit your diary page to the "Awesome Writer" writing contest, your submission is also called an entry. And, finally, if you keep a spreadsheet for all your writing contest submissions, don't forget to make an entry (for this entry about an entry via an entry).

Definitions of entry
  1. noun
    the act of entering
    synonyms: entering, entrance, incoming, ingress
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    the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers)
    entrance by force or without permission or welcome
    a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in
    the act of entering
    enrollment, enrolment, registration
    the act of enrolling
    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
    the act of admitting someone again
    matric, matriculation
    admission to a group (especially a college or university)
    type of:
    the act of arriving at a certain place
  2. noun
    something that provides access (to get in or get out)
    synonyms: entrance, entranceway, entree, entryway
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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
    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
    the entrance to a coal mine
    a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically)
    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
    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
  3. noun
    an item inserted in a written record
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    dictionary entry, lexical entry
    the entry in a dictionary of information about a word
    nol pros, nolle prosequi
    an entry in the court record to the effect that the plaintiff or prosecutor will not proceed
    notebook entry
    an entry in a notebook
    type of:
    written account, written record
    a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events
  4. noun
    a written record of a commercial transaction
    synonyms: accounting entry, ledger entry
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    adjusting entry
    an accounting entry made at the end of an accounting period to allocate items between accounting periods
    credit, credit entry
    an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items
    debit, debit entry
    an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing
    type of:
    accounting, accounting system, method of accounting
    a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts
  5. noun
    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)
    synonyms: submission
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    the entering of a legal document into the public record
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    content, message, subject matter, substance
    what a communication that is about something is about
  6. noun
    the act of beginning something new
    synonyms: debut, first appearance, introduction, launching, unveiling
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    the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)
    product introduction
    the introduction (usually by an advertising campaign) of a new product or product line
    ushering in
    the introduction of something new
    naturalisation, naturalization
    the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
    induction of labor
    (obstetrics) inducing the childbirth process artificially by administering oxytocin or by puncturing the amniotic sac
    the induction of sleep or hypnosis
    type of:
    beginning, commencement, start
    the act of starting something
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