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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  Liberty,  power,  or  permission  to  enter  as  to  give 
  entrance  to  friends.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  passage,  door,  or  gate,  for  entering. 
 
  Show  us  we  pray  thee,  the  entrance  into  the  city. 
  --Judg.  i.  24. 
 
  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. 
 
  St  Augustine,  in  the  entrance  of  one  of  his 
  discourses,  makes  a  kind  of  apology.  --Hakewill. 
 
  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 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Entrance  \En*trance"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Entranced};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Entrancing}.]  [Pref.  en-  +  trance.] 
  1.  To  put  into  a  trance;  to  make  insensible  to  present 
  objects. 
 
  Him  still  entranced  and  in  a  litter  laid,  They  bore 
  from  field  and  to  the  bed  conveyed.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  put  into  an  ecstasy;  to  ravish  with  delight  or  wonder; 
  to  enrapture;  to  charm. 
 
  And  I  so  ravished  with  her  heavenly  note,  I  stood 
  entranced,  and  had  no  room  for  thought.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  entrance 
  n  1:  something  that  allows  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}] 
  v  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}] 




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