Meaning of “entry” in the English Dictionary

"entry" in English

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uk /ˈen.tri/ us /ˈen.tri/

entry noun (WAY IN)

B1 [ C or U ] the act of entering a place or joining a particular society or organization:

A flock of sheep blocked our entry to the farm.
I can't go down that street - there's a "No entry" sign.
The actress's entry into the world of politics surprised most people.
She made her entry to the ceremony surrounded by a group of photographers.
The burglars gained entry by a top window.

[ C ] a door, gate, etc. by which you enter a place:

I'll wait for you at the entry to the park.

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entry noun (INFORMATION)

B1 [ C ] a separate piece of information that is recorded in a book, computer, etc.:

They've updated a lot of the entries in the most recent edition of the encyclopedia.
As his illness progressed, he made fewer entries in his diary.

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entry noun (COMPETITION)

B1 [ C or U ] a piece of work that you do in order to take part in a competition, or the act of taking part in a competition:

There have been a fantastic number of entries for this year's poetry competition.
the winning entries
Entry to the competition is restricted to those who have a ticket.
Have you filled in your entry form yet?

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(Definition of “entry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"entry" in American English

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us /ˈen·tri/

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.

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)

"entry" in Business English

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uk /ˈentri/ us plural entries

[ U ] 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:

entry into sth There are many benefits to be gained from the company's entry into the pharmacy market.
With this takeover, the company gains entry into one of the most lucrative banking markets in the country.
Among the benefits of the measures would be an increase in the flow of funds in and out of Japan, eased market entry for foreigners, more competition and reduced trading fees.

[ U ] a situation in which someone becomes a member of an organization, a group, etc.:

entry into sth She is a free market economist who oversaw Poland's entry into the EU.
Rather than long academic training, people are choosing short vocational courses or direct entry to the labour market.
conditions for/terms of entry
entry requirement/qualification The normal minimum entry requirements for the course are three A levels.

[ C ] ACCOUNTING, IT a number or other piece of information that is included in the accounts of a business or in a computer file:

Investigators have cross-referenced paper orders with computer entries made by the broker.

[ U ] IT the act of putting information into a computer:

She works in an office doing mailings and data entry.

[ U ] an occasion when people or goods arrive in a country or region, or their right to arrive there:

entry into sth The authorities are still trying to determine whether the vessel's entry into the disputed area was intentional or unintentional.
allow/deny/refuse (sb) entry The restrictions were eased to allow entry into the United States for animals under 30 months of age.
These people will be given legal right of entry to the UK next year as part of EU enlargement.
an entry visa

(Definition of “entry” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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