enamor vs entrance what difference

what is difference between enamor and entrance

English

Alternative forms

  • enamour (British spelling)
  • inamor (archaic)
  • inamour (archaic)

Etymology

Old French enamourer, enamorer; prefix en- (Latin in) + Old French & French amour (love), Latin amor. See amour, and confer inamorato.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪˈnæmə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -æmə(r)

Verb

enamor (third-person singular simple present enamors, present participle enamoring, simple past and past participle enamored) (American spelling)

  1. (mostly in the passive, followed by “of” or “with”) To cause to be in love.
    • 1900, Leo Tolstoy, translated by William E. Smith, The Awakening: The Resurrection Chapter 86
      He was offered a chair in the university and a course abroad. But he hesitated. There was a girl of whom he became enamored, so he contemplated marriage and political activity.
  2. (mostly in the passive) To captivate.
    • Passionately enamoured of this shadow of a dream.

Antonyms

  • disenamour, disenamor

Translations

See also

  • fall in love, fall out of love
  • love, unlove

References

  • enamor in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • Anmore, Armeno-, Mareno, Morane, Morena, Ramone, anomer, maenor, marone, menora, moaner, monera, morena, oarmen


English

Alternative forms

  • entraunce

Etymology 1

From Middle French entrance (entry). Replaced native Middle English ingang (entrance, admission), from Old English ingang (ingress, entry, entrance).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) enPR: ĕn’trəns, IPA(key): /ˈɛn.tɹəns/

Noun

entrance (countable and uncountable, plural entrances)

  1. (countable) The action of entering, or going in.
  2. The act of taking possession, as of property, or of office.
  3. (countable) The place of entering, as a gate or doorway.
  4. (uncountable) The right to go in.
  5. The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation.
    a difficult entrance into business
    • 1794, Henry Hunter, Sacred Biography
      in the entrance of the history of this great patriarch
  6. The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or goods, at a customhouse; an entering.
  7. (nautical) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water line.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ham. Nav. Encyc to this entry?)
  8. (nautical) The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water line.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
  9. (music) When a musician starts playing or singing, entry.
Synonyms
  • ingang
Antonyms
  • exit
Translations

Etymology 2

From en- + trance (daze)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛnˈtɹæns/
  • Rhymes: -æns

Verb

entrance (third-person singular simple present entrances, present participle entrancing, simple past and past participle entranced)

  1. (transitive) To delight and fill with wonder.
    • 1996, Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, and Jonathan Roberts, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (film)
      See the finest girl in France make an entrance to entrance
  2. (transitive) To put into a trance.
Translations

Anagrams

  • centenar, enneract, rectenna

Middle French

Etymology

First attested in late Old French, from entrer +‎ -ance.

Noun

entrance f (plural entrances)

  1. entrance (place where entry is possible)
  2. permission to enter

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (entrance)
  • “entrance” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Portuguese

Verb

entrance

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of entrançar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of entrançar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of entrançar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of entrançar

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