entrance vs entranceway what difference

what is difference between entrance and entranceway


Alternative forms

  • entraunce

Etymology 1

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


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


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.
  • ingang
  • exit

Etymology 2

From en- + trance (daze)


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


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.


  • centenar, enneract, rectenna

Middle French


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


entrance f (plural entrances)

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


  • 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).




  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



entrance +‎ way


entranceway (plural entranceways)

  1. Something that provides access to an entrance; an entryway
    • 2001, Paul Gray, Lucy Ridout, The Rough Guide to Bangkok, page 119,
      The second platform surrounds the base of the prang proper, whose closed entranceways are guarded by four statues of the Hindu god Indra on his three-headed elephant Erawan.

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