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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Entrance \En"trance\, noun [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Entrance \En*trance"\, verb (used with an object) [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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

entrance

noun

1: something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral" [syn: {entrance}, {entranceway}, {entryway}, {entry}, {entree}]

2: a movement into or inward [syn: {entrance}, {entering}]

3: the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance" [syn: {entrance}, {entering}, {entry}, {ingress}, {incoming}]

verb

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}, {entrance}, {enchant}]

2: put into a trance [syn: {entrance}, {spellbind}]


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