Entrance Definition

Define what is Entrance?

1. entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry (noun)

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.

access, approach noun
a way of entering or leaving.


archway, arch noun
a passageway under a curved masonry construction.

doorway, room access, door, threshold noun
the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close.

gateway noun
an entrance that can be closed by a gate.

hatchway, scuttle, opening noun
an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship.

pithead noun
the entrance to a coal mine.

portal noun
a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically).

porte-cochere noun
a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard.

servant's entrance, service door, service entrance noun
an entrance intended for the use of servants or for delivery of goods and removal of refuse.

stage door noun
an entrance to the backstage area of theater; used by performers and other theater personnel.

vomitory noun
an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium.

2. trance, entrance, enamour, enamor, charm, captivate, bewitch, capture, enchant, beguile, becharm, fascinate, catch (verb)

attract; cause to be enamored.

  • She captured all the men's hearts.

attract, appeal verb
be attractive to.


hold verb
hold the attention of.

work verb
gratify and charm, usually in order to influence.

3. entering, entrance (noun)

a movement into or inward.

    Synonyms: entering

    change of location, travel noun
    a movement through space that changes the location of something.


    encroachment, intrusion, invasion noun
    any entry into an area not previously occupied.

    4. entrance, spellbind (verb)

    put into a trance.

      Synonyms: spellbind

      hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise, mesmerize verb
      induce hypnosis in.

      5. incoming, entering, ingress, entrance, entry (noun)

      the act of entering.

      • she made a grand entrance.

      arrival noun
      the act of arriving at a certain place.


      incursion noun
      the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers).

      intrusion noun
      entrance by force or without permission or welcome.

      irruption noun
      a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in.

      entree noun
      the act of entering.

      enrollment, enrolment, registration noun
      the act of enrolling.

      penetration noun
      the act of entering into or through something.

      admission, admittance noun
      the act of admitting someone to enter.

      Nearby Terms

      entrance exam (noun)
      examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies

      entrance examination (noun)
      examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies

      entrance fee (noun)
      the fee charged for admission

      entrance hall (noun)
      a large entrance or reception room or area

      entrance money (noun)
      the fee charged for admission

      entranced (adjective satellite)
      filled with wonder and delight

      entrancement (noun)
      a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment

      entranceway (noun)
      something that provides access (to get in or get out)

      entrancing (adjective satellite)
      capturing interest as if by a spell

      entrant (noun)
      a commodity that enters competition with established merchandise

      entrap (verb)
      take or catch as if in a snare or trap

      entrapment (noun)
      a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials

      entreat (verb)
      ask for or request earnestly

      entreatingly (adverb)
      in a beseeching manner

      entreaty (noun)
      earnest or urgent request