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"entrance" in British English

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entrancenoun

uk   us   /ˈen.trəns/
A2 [C] a ​door, ​gate, etc. by which you can ​enter a ​building or ​place: There are two entrances - one at the ​front and one around the back.
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C2 [C usually singular] the ​act of coming onto a ​stage, by an ​actor or ​dancer: He makes a ​spectacular entrance in ​act two ​draped in a ​goldsheet. [C usually singular] the ​act of a ​person coming into a ​room in an ​ordinarysituation, ​although often because there is something ​noticeable about it: I ​noticed her entrance because she ​slipped and ​fell in the ​doorway.B1 [U] the ​right to ​enter a ​place: The ​managementreserve the ​right to refuse entrance.

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entranceverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈtrɑːns/  us   /-ˈtræns/ literary
Someone or something that entrances you is so ​beautiful or ​interesting that you cannot ​stoplistening to or ​watching him, her, or it: He has entranced millions of ​people with his ​beautifullyillustratedbooks.
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adjective uk   /-ˈtrɑːn.sɪŋ/  us   /-ˈtræn.sɪŋ/
entrancing ​views
(Definition of entrance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"entrance" in American English

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entrancenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈen·trəns/
a ​door, ​gate, etc., by which you can ​enter a ​building or ​place: [C] There are two entrances – one at the ​front and one at the back of the ​building. Entrance is also the ​right to be ​admitted to a ​place or to an ​organization: [U] Entrance to the ​museum is ​free on ​Sundays. [U] He took the entrance ​exam to ​lawschoolyesterday.

entranceverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈtræns/
to ​hold the ​completeinterest and ​attention of someone: We were entranced by ​mournerssinging in ​gloriousharmony, ​accompanied by ​guitarmusic.
(Definition of entrance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"entrance" in Business English

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entrancenoun

uk   us   /ˈentrəns/
[S] COMMERCE a ​situation in which a ​companysells a ​product or ​service in a particular ​place or to a particular ​group of ​customers for the first ​time: Analysts say the ​investment could prove to be a ​shrewd entrance into a largely unexploited ​market.
[U] the ​right to ​enter a ​place: allow/refuse (sb) entrance The ​managementreserve the ​right to ​refuse entrance.
(Definition of entrance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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