Definitions of entry

  1. the act of beginning something new; " they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
  2. a written record of a commercial transaction
  3. an item inserted in a written record
  4. 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); " several of his submissions were rejected by publishers"; " what was the date of submission of your proposal?"
  5. The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an entry upon an undertaking.
  6. The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in writing the particulars, as of a transaction; as, an entry of a sale; also, that which is entered; an item.
  7. That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a house or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an adit, as of a mine.
  8. The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure license to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods. See Enter, v. t., 8, and Entrance, n., 5.
  9. The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on them.
  10. A putting upon record in proper form and order.
  11. The act in addition to breaking essential to constitute the offense or burglary.
  12. A place for going in; a passage; the act of writing an item in a list or record; the item written in.
  13. Act of entering: a passage into: act of committing to writing: the thing entered or written: ( law) the taking possession of.
  14. Act of entering; passage into; something recorded.
  15. The act of entering; entrance; enrolment.
  16. A place of entrance; a small hallway.
  17. The passage into a house or other building; the act of entering; the act of committing to writing; the thing so entered; the exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the custom- house, to procure licence to land goods; the act of entering and taking possession of lands or tenements, when a person has title of entry.

Usage examples for entry

  1. On the basis of their business alone, Georgetown was made a port of entry and a custom house was established here. – A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop Ecker
  2. If you will arrange this for me, I promise to have you gain entry into the city of Tremicen. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  3. Thomas had a key to the east entry, and gave it to her. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. Slowly he lifted his eyes and let them rest upon Mr. Benny, who sat on his right, patiently waiting to take down the next entry for the minutes. – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  5. While Rollo's father was ringing the bell, Dorothy opened the door which led from the kitchen into the entry, and said to Rollo's father, " Are you ringing for Rollo, sir?" – Rollo's Museum by Jacob Abbott
  6. I therefore make my entry on father's arm. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  7. On the front was an " entry," the familiar little enclosed square porch, and at the rear were a " Kitchinge" and a " Chamber." – Virginia Architecture in the Seventeenth Century by Henry Chandlee Forman
  8. I did shut my door, though I heard you calling, and after a little while I crept out into the entry and looked over the stairs, hoping you were there still, and that I could come back to you. – On the Church Steps by Sarah C. Hallowell
  9. Fortunately, I managed to draw back unseen, and, taking care to stamp heavily with my sea- boots at the foot of the cabin stairs, I made my second entry. – The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad
  10. I arose Took from her bag the diary, turned to see What entry she had made when first she came And gave herself to me. – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters
  11. In the right wall of the entry there were also two small doors, reached by a flight of steps. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. He made this entry in his diary one night, a week after Havens went away: " I almost wish he'd come back and end the suspense. – The Purple Parasol by George Barr McCutcheon
  13. Then, as though suddenly making up his mind, he called three members of his staff, and gave orders for an entry into London. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  14. We come to you as messengers of the capital of the Tyrol, and are instructed to request you to tarry no longer, but make your triumphal entry into the city. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  15. The place to which their guide had led them was the entry to the ford of Blanchetaque, a name famous in the military history of this country. – Crecy by Hilaire Belloc
  16. Evidence was found, that, on the very next day after the day on which he had been appointed confidential clerk, he had stolen a thousand dollars, concealing his theft by a false entry. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  17. " I am rather surprised at the next entry, if you will permit me to speak of it," said Joseph Smith. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  18. Michael was satisfied that he had the right money, and departed; and Winthrop followed Mr. Forriner through a narrow entry cut off from the store, to a little back room, which was the first of the domestic premises. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner