1an act of going or coming in:the door was locked, but he forced an entry a place of entrance, such as a door or lobby: the entry to a block of flats dialect a passage between buildings. [mass noun] the right, means, or opportunity to enter a place or be a member of something:people seeking entry to Australia [mass noun] the action of entering something:more young people are postponing their entry into full-time work Music the point at which a particular performer in an ensemble starts or resumes playing or singing: a fluffed entry Bridge a card providing an opportunity to transfer the lead to a particular hand: the diamonds are still not established, so South must gamble on finding an extra entry to the dummy (also entry into possession) [mass noun] Law the action of taking up the legal right to property. 2an item written or printed in a diary, list, account book, or reference book: the entries in the cash book [mass noun] the action of recording an item in a diary, list, etc.:sophisticated features to help ensure accurate data entry 3a person or thing competing in a race or competition:from the hundreds of entries we received, twelve winners were finally chosen [in singular] the number of competitors in a particular race or competition: another large international entry is anticipated for this year’s event [mass noun] the action of participating in a race or competition: entry is open to people of all ages [as modifier]:the entry fee is only £6 per team
4the forward part of a ship’s hull below the waterline, considered in terms of breadth or narrowness.