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ENTRANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does entrance mean? 

ENTRANCE (noun)
  The noun ENTRANCE has 3 senses:

1. something that provides access (to get in or get out)
2. a movement into or inward
3. the act of entering

  Familiarity information: ENTRANCE used as a noun is uncommon.


ENTRANCE (verb)
  The verb ENTRANCE has 2 senses:

1. attract; cause to be enamored
2. put into a trance

  Familiarity information: ENTRANCE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENTRANCE (noun)


Sense 1entrance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that provides access (to get in or get out)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

entryway; entranceway; entrance; entree; entry

Context examples:

they waited at the entrance to the garden / beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral

Hypernyms ("entrance" is a kind of...):

access; approach (a way of entering or leaving)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "entrance"):

vomitory (an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium)

stage door (an entrance to the backstage area of theater; used by performers and other theater personnel)

servant's entrance; service door; service entrance (an entrance intended for the use of servants or for delivery of goods and removal of refuse)

porte-cochere (a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard)

portal (a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically))

pithead (the entrance to a coal mine)

hatchway; opening; scuttle (an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship)

gateway (an entrance that can be closed by a gate)

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)

arch; archway (a passageway under a curved masonry construction)


Sense 2entrance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A movement into or inward

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

entering; entrance

Hypernyms ("entrance" is a kind of...):

change of location; travel (a movement through space that changes the location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "entrance"):

encroachment; intrusion; invasion (any entry into an area not previously occupied)


Sense 3entrance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of entering

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

incoming; entering; ingress; entrance; entry

Context example:

she made a grand entrance

Hypernyms ("entrance" is a kind of...):

arrival (the act of arriving at a certain place)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "entrance"):

incursion (the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers))

admission; admittance (the act of admitting someone to enter)

penetration (the act of entering into or through something)

enrollment; enrolment; registration (the act of enrolling)

entree (the act of entering)

irruption (a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in)

intrusion (entrance by force or without permission or welcome)


ENTRANCE (verb)


Sense 1entrance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attract; cause to be enamored

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

trance; entrance; enamour; enamor; charm; captivate; bewitch; capture; enchant; beguile; becharm; fascinate; catch

Context example:

She captured all the men's hearts

Hypernyms (to "entrance" is one way to...):

appeal; attract (be attractive to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "entrance"):

hold (hold the attention of)

work (gratify and charm, usually in order to influence)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2entrance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put into a trance

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

entrance; spellbind

Hypernyms (to "entrance" is one way to...):

hypnotise; hypnotize; mesmerise; mesmerize (induce hypnosis in)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to entrance Sue


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