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en·trance 1  (ntrns)
1. The act or an instance of entering.
2. A means or point by which to enter.
3. Permission or power to enter; admission: gained entrance to medical school.
4. The point, as in a musical score, at which a performer begins.
5. The first entry of an actor into a scene.
6. Nautical The immersed part of a ships hull forward of the middle body.

[Middle English entraunce, right to enter, from Old French, from entrer, to enter; see enter.]

en·trance 2  (n-trns)
tr.v. en·tranced, en·tranc·ing, en·tranc·es
1. To put into a trance.
2. To fill with delight, wonder, or enchantment: a child who was entranced by a fairy tale. See Synonyms at charm, enrapture.

en·trancement n.
en·trancing·ly adv.

entrance  /ntrns/  n. 1 a door, gate, or other opening allowing one to enter: We walked through the entrance to the museum. 2 the area around an entrance: We had waited for a friend at the entrance. 3 an act of entering: He has formally announced his entrance into the race for President. 4 to make an entrance: to appear, often in a dramatic fashion: The princess waited for all the other guests to arrive, then made an entrance in a beautiful gown.
v. [T] /ntrns/ -tranced, -trancing, -trances to hold s.o.s attention and give delight, (syn.) to enchant: Her beauty and intelligence entranced him. -adj. entrancing.

Thesaurus: entrance n. 1 an entry, entrance way, entryway 2 the foyer, lobby, reception area.
Ant. exit. entrance

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