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Definition of Entrance


  1. The act of entering or going into; ingress; as, the entrance of a person into a house or an apartment; hence, the act of taking possession, as of property, or of office; as, the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance, or of a magistrate into office.
  2. Liberty, power, or permission to enter; as, to give entrance to friends.
  3. The passage, door, or gate, for entering.
  4. The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation; as, a difficult entrance into business.
  5. The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or goods, at a customhouse; an entering; as, his entrance of the arrival was made the same day.
  6. The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water line.
  7. The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water line.
  8. To put into a trance; to make insensible to present objects.
  9. To put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder; to enrapture; to charm.

Entrance Quotations

As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.
Martin Van Buren

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.
Lady Bird Johnson

When I took the habit, the Lord immediately showed me how He favours those who do violence to themselves in order to serve Him. No one saw what I endured... At the moment of my entrance into this new state I felt a joy so great that it has never failed me even to this day; and God converted the dryness of my soul into a very great tenderness.
Saint Teresa of Avila

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
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Entrance Translations

entrance in Afrikaans is toegang
entrance in Danish is indgang
entrance in Dutch is entree, ingang, toegang
entrance in German is Einsprungstelle, Eingang, Eingang, Eintritt
entrance in Italian is entrata, ingresso, entrata
entrance in Latin is ostium, porta, foris
entrance in Norwegian is adgang, inngang
entrance in Portuguese is entrada
entrance in Spanish is entrada, embocadura
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