- an act of entering, as into a place or upon new duties.
- a point or place of entering; an opening or passage for entering, as a doorway.
- the right, privilege, or permission to enter; admission: People improperly dressed will be refused entrance to the theater.
- Theater. the moment or place in the script at which an actor comes on the stage.
- the point in a musical score at which a particular voice or instrument joins the ensemble.
- the way in which this is done: a sloppy entrance.
- a manner, means, or style of entering a room, group, etc.; way of coming into view: She mimicked Joan’s entrance.
- Nautical. the immersed portion of a hull forward of the middle body (opposed to run).
verb (used with object), en·tranced, en·tranc·ing.
- to fill with delight or wonder; enrapture.
- to put into a trance: to be hypnotically entranced.
- the act or an instance of entering; entry
- a place for entering, such as a door or gate
- the power, liberty, or right of entering; admission
- (as modifier)an entrance fee
- the coming of an actor or other performer onto a stage
- to fill with wonder and delight; enchant
- to put into a trance; hypnotize
1520s, “act of entering,” from Middle French entrance, from entrer (see enter). Sense of “door, gate” first recorded in English 1530s.