Entrance

Definition of Entrance

En`trance´
n.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.
Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city.
- Judg. i. 24.
4.The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation; as, a difficult entrance into business.
St. Augustine, in the entrance of one of his discourses, makes a kind of apology.
- Hakewill.
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.(Naut.) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water line.
v. t.1.To put into a trance; to make insensible to present objects.
[imp. & p. p. Entranced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Entrancing .]
Him, still entranced and in a litter laid,
They bore from field and to the bed conveyed.
- Dryden.
2.To put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder; to enrapture; to charm.
And I so ravished with her heavenly note,
I stood entranced, and had no room for thought.
- Dryden.

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