/'entri/ noun
a) a set of answers, a song or picture etc that is intended to win a competition: Over a thousand entries were received within the first week of the competition.
b) (usually singular) the number of people or things taking part in a competition: We've attracted a record entry this year.
2 BECOMING INVOLVED (C, U) a situation in which someone starts to take part in a system, a particular kind of work etc, or joins a group of people: the entry of women into the paid labour force | gain entry (=become involved): The Eastern European countries hope to gain entry to the European Union by the end of the century.
3 RIGHT TO ENTER (U) the right to enter a place, building etc: an entry visa | no entry (=a phrase written on signs to show that you are not allowed to go into a place or through a particular door)
4 ACT OF ENTERING (C, U) the act of going into something
(+ into): the triumphal entry of the Russian army into the city | gain entry (=get into a place, especially when this is difficult or illegal): The thieves gained entry through an open kitchen window.
5 DOOR (C) a door, gate, or passage that you go through to enter a place
—see also: entrance (1)
6 STH WRITTEN (C) a short piece of writing in an encyclopaedia, diary etc: The journal's last few entries described the events vividly.
7 COMPUTER (U) the act of writing of information onto a computer: data entry

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.


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