Entrance En"trance, n. [OF. entrance, fr. OF. & F. entrant, p. pr. of entrer to enter. See {Enter}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Liberty, power, or permission to enter; as, to give entrance to friends. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. The passage, door, or gate, for entering. [1913 Webster]

Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city. --Judg. i. 24. [1913 Webster]

4. The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation; as, a difficult entrance into business. ``Beware of entrance to a quarrel.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

St. Augustine, in the entrance of one of his discourses, makes a kind of apology. --Hakewill. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

6. (Naut.) (a) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water line. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. (b) The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water line. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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