Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “entry”

See all translations

entry

noun  /ˈen·tri/ us  

entry noun (WAY IN)

[C/U] the act or manner of entering a place or of entering into an organization or relationship with others: [U] America’s entry into the war was delayed. [U] Entry to the basement is through a back stairway. [U] Police gained entry by breaking a window.

entry noun (COMPETITION)

[C] a person or thing that is part of a competition: There were five entries for best picture of the year.

entry noun (RECORD)

[C] a single written item in a list or collection of records: an entry in a diary

entry noun (DICTIONARY)

English [C] a word listed in a dictionary and the information about it, or a subject in an encyclopedia
(Definition of entry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of entry?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “entry” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More