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Webster 1913 Edition


Entry

En′try

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Entries
(#)
.
[OE.
entree
,
entre
, F.
entrée
, fr.
entrer
to enter. See
Enter
, and cf.
Entrée
.]
1.
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.
2.
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.
A notary made an
entry
of this act.
Bacon.
3.
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.
A straight, long
entry
to the temple led.
Dryden.
4.
(Com.)
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
,
Verb.
T.
, 8, and
Entrance
,
Noun.
, 5.
5.
(Law)
(a)
The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on them.
(b)
A putting upon record in proper form and order.
(c)
The act in addition to breaking essential to constitute the offense or burglary.
Burrill.
Bill of entry
.
See under
Bill
.
Double entry
,
Single entry
.
Entry clerk
(Com.)
,
a clerk who makes the original entries of transactions in a business.
Writ of entry
(Law)
,
a writ issued for the purpose of obtaining possession of land from one who has unlawfully entered and continues in possession.
Bouvier.

Webster 1828 Edition


Entry

EN'TRY

,
Noun.
The passage by which persons enter a house or other building.
1.
The act of entering; entrance; ingress; as the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea or a lake; the entry of air into the blood; the entry of a spear into the flesh.
2.
The act of entering and taking possession of lands or other estate.
3.
The act of committing to writing, or of recording in a book. Make an entry of every sale, of every debt and credit.
4.
The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the custom house, 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.

Definition 2021


entry

entry

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Noun

entry (countable and uncountable, plural entries)

  1. (uncountable) The act of entering.
  2. (uncountable) Permission to enter.
    Entry for children only if accompanied by an adult.
  3. A doorway that provides a means of entering a building.
  4. A small room immediately inside the front door of a house or other building, often having an access to a stairway and leading on to other rooms
  5. A small group formed within a church, especially Episcopal, for simple dinner and fellowship, and to help facilitate new friendships
  6. An item in a list, such as an article in a dictionary or encyclopedia; a record made in a log, diary or anything similarly organized; (computing) a datum in a database.
    What does the entry for 2 August 2005 say?
  7. (linear algebra) A term at any position in a matrix.
    The entry in the second row and first column of this matrix is 6.
  8. The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure licence 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.
  9. (music) When a musician starts to play or sing, entrance.

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Ambiguity Prevention

  • Correct: entry for children
  • Not: entry to children as this means that you are entering TO (get to) a child. It is incorrect.

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