entrance vs ingress what difference

what is difference between entrance and ingress


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



From Latin ingressus, from the verb ingredior.


  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡɹɛs/
  • (verb) IPA(key): /ɪŋˈɡɹɛs/


ingress (countable and uncountable, plural ingresses)

  1. The act of entering.
  2. Permission to enter.
  3. A door or other means of entering.
  4. (astronomy) The entrance of the Moon into the shadow of the Earth in eclipses, or the Sun’s entrance into a sign, etc.


  • (act of entering): egress
  • (door or other means of entering): egress

Coordinate terms

  • (permission): ingress, egress, regress

Derived terms

  • ingressive
  • ingress traffic
  • ingress router

Related terms

  • ingredient



ingress (third-person singular simple present ingresses, present participle ingressing, simple past and past participle ingressed)

  1. (intransitive) To intrude or insert oneself
  2. (transitive, US, chiefly military) To enter (a specified location or area)
  3. (intransitive, astrology, of a planet) To enter into a zodiacal sign
  4. (Whiteheadian metaphysics) To manifest or cause to be manifested in the temporal world; to effect ingression

Derived terms

  • ingression
  • ingressive
  • ingressor

Related terms

  • congress
  • egress
  • ingress
  • progress
  • regress
  • retrogress


  • Singers, nigress, re-signs, resigns, signers, singers



ingress c

  1. an opening paragraph (between a newspaper headline and the article)



  • grisens

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