entry - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the right or ability to go into a place
    gain entry (=succeed in entering a place):

    We had to remove the lock on the door to gain entry.

    refuse/deny entry:

    Officials have been refused entry to the two camps.

    entry to/into:

    Entry to the exhibition costs £5.50.

    1. a.
      the act of entering a place

      They were charged with illegal entry into the US.

    2. b.
      [countable] a place where you enter a building. The more usual word is entrance.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of becoming involved in a situation
    entry to/into:

    America’s entry into the war

    1. a.
      the right to become a member of an organization, profession, or other group
      entry to/into:

      Older students are being denied entry into full-time education.

  3. 3
    [countable] a set of information that is part of a series of things written in a book, list, computer database etc

    Her diary entries for that month show how unhappy she was.

    the dictionary entry for the wordplay

    1. a.
      something that you have to make or do when you take part in a competition

      The contest attracted entries from all over the country.