AskDefine | Define entrance

Dictionary Definition



1 something that provides access (entry or exit); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral" [syn: entranceway, entryway, entry, entree]
2 a movement into or inward [syn: entering]
3 the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance" [syn: entering, entry, ingress, incoming]


1 attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts" [syn: capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, enchant]
2 put into a trance [syn: spellbind]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • Noun:
  • Verb:
    • AHD: ĕn'träns (UK), ĕn'trăns (US)
    • IPA: /εn'trɑːns/ (UK), /εn'træns/ (US)
    • SAMPA /En"trA:ns/ (UK), /En"tr

Extensive Definition

Entrance generally refers to the place of entering like a gate or door, or the permission to do so.
Entrance may also refer to:
entrance in German: Eingang

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

access, adit, admission, admittance, air lock, anesthetize, aperture, appearance, approach, arrival, attract, becharm, beginning, beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, channel, charm, coming, coming in, commencement, conduit, corridor, course, delectate, delight, ditch, door, doorway, dope, drug, duct, egress, embedment, enchant, encroachment, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, entrance hall, entranceway, entree, entrenchment, entry, entryway, exit, fascinate, foyer, freak out, galilee, gangplank, gangway, gate, gladden, graft, grafting, hall, hypnotize, impaction, impactment, imparadise, impingement, implantation, import, importation, importing, imposition, in, income, incoming, incursion, infatuate, infiltration, infixion, influx, infringement, infusion, ingoing, ingress, ingression, injection, inlet, inoculation, input, inroad, insertion, insinuation, intake, interference, interjection, interloping, interpenetration, interpolation, interposition, interposure, interruption, intervention, intrigue, introduction, introgression, intromission, intrusion, invasion, irruption, knock dead, knock out, leakage, lobby, lull to sleep, magnetize, means of access, mesmerize, narcotize, narthex, obtrusion, open arms, open door, opening, overpower, passage, passageway, penetration, percolation, perfusion, please, portal, portico, propylaeum, put to sleep, put under, ravish, reception, rejoice, right of entry, rock to sleep, sedate, seepage, send, slay, spell, spellbind, start, stoa, tessellation, threshold, thrill, tickle, tickle pink, titillate, trance, transplant, transplantation, transport, trench, trespass, trespassing, trough, troughing, troughway, tunnel, unlawful entry, vamp, vestibule, way, way in, witch, wow
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