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[n] the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance"
[n] something that provides access (entry or exit); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
[n] a movement into or inward
[v] put into a trance
[v] attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"

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\En"trance\, n. [OF. entrance, fr. OF. & F. entrant, p. pr. of entrer to enter. See {Enter}.]
1. The act of entering or going into; ingress; as, the entrance of a person into a house or an apartment; hence, the act of taking possession, as of property, or of office; as, the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance, or of a magistrate into office.
2. Liberty, power, or permission to enter; as, to give entrance to friends. --Shak.
3. The passage, door, or gate, for entering. Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city. --Judg. i. 2
4. The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation; as, a difficult entrance into business. ``Beware of entrance to a quarrel.'' --Shak. St. Augustine, in the entrance of one of his discourses, makes a kind of apology. --Hakewill.
5. The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or goods, at a customhouse; an entering; as, his entrance of the arrival was made the same day.
6. (Naut.) (a) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water line. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. (b) The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water line. --Totten.
\En*trance"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entranced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Entrancing}.] [Pref. en- + trance.]
1. To put into a trance; to make insensible to present objects. Him, still entranced and in a litter laid, They bore from field and to the bed conveyed. --Dryden.
2. To put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder; to enrapture; to charm. And I so ravished with her heavenly note, I stood entranced, and had no room for thought. --Dryden.

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