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"entrance" in British English

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entrancenoun

uk   /ˈen.trəns/ 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 gold sheet.
[C usually singular] the act of a person coming into a room in an ordinary situation, 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 management reserve the right to refuse entrance.

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entranceverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈtrɑːns/ us   /ɪnˈtræns/ literary
Someone or something that entrances you is so beautiful or interesting that you cannot stop listening to or watching him, her, or it: He has entranced millions of people with his beautifully illustrated books.
entrancing
adjective uk   /ɪnˈtrɑːn.sɪŋ/ us   /ɪnˈtræn.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 law school yesterday.

entranceverb [T]

us   /ɪnˈtræns/
to hold the complete interest and attention of someone: We were entranced by mourners singing in glorious harmony, accompanied by guitar music.
(Definition of entrance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"entrance" in Business English

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entrancenoun

uk   /ˈentrəns/ us  
[S] COMMERCE a situation in which a company sells 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 management reserve the right to refuse entrance.
(Definition of entrance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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