Share this entry

American English: /ˈɛntri/
British English: /ˈɛntri/

Translation of entry in Spanish:

noun plural entries

  • 1 1.1 countable or uncountable
    (coming, going in)
    entry into something
    entrada en or (especially Latin America) a algo
    she made her entry by a side door
    hizo su entrada or entró por una puerta lateral
    on entry into the military zone
    al entrar en la zona militar
    point of entry
    (of bullet)
    orificio (masculine) de entrada
    1.2 uncountable (into an organization) See examples:entry into something
    entrada (feminine) en or (especially Latin America) a algo
    our entry into the Common Market
    nuestra entrada en el Mercado Común
    1.3 countable (Music)
    Example sentences
    • King opts for slower tempos than expected, illuminating every stately arpeggio in the opening instrumental prelude until the explosive entry of the voices.
    • Nothing, until the fugal entries of the main theme in the winds, really takes off.
    • He proves a match for the orchestral mass, with a magisterial entry and huge singing tone.
  • 2 uncountable no entry
    (on road sign)
    to refuse somebody entry
    negarle la entrada or la admisión a alguien
    he gained entry to the premises by force
    consiguió entrar al local por la fuerza
    (before noun) entry pass
    Example sentences
    • In seeking entry to Australia family members must also demonstrate good character, even if they have no desire to come to Australia themselves.
    • Citizens of specific countries are restricted travel due to their national origins and are routinely denied entry visas to western nations.
    • These are known as ‘on-entry’ cases, because they are seeking entry but have not entered.
  • 4 countable (in contest) 4.1 (thing entered) See examples: the winning entry at the cattle show
    el ejemplar ganador de la exposición
    there were 20 entries
    hubo 20 inscripciones
    (field of entrants)
    número (masculine) de participantes
    entry requirements
    requisitos (masculine plural) de entrada
    Example sentences
    • The event attracts a large entry of international teams, including South Africa, the reigning champions, New Zealand, Canada, Zimbabwe, and Japan.
    • Due to the mammoth entry the competitors were allowed a massive seven and a half hours to complete the two laps of 16 sections, as queuing at sections became very much the order of the day.
    • A total entry of 34 competitors played in the competition and the adults probably learned a few tips about the finer points of the game.
  • 5 countable
    (door, gate) (American English)
    Example sentences
    • When the door covers the entry, the office and library can be accessed simultaneously.
    • Sure enough ten minutes later they came through the door when Luke stopped at the entry of the door and all the boys were knocked over… like the domino effect.
    • Hospitality begins at the front door - with an entry that greets as warmly as a hug or a hearty handshake.

Definition of entry in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day whippersnapper
    Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
    a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...
    Cultural fact of the day

    ESO (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria) is one of the stages of secondary education established in Spain by the LOE - Ley Orgánica de Educación (2006). It begins at twelve years of age and ends at sixteen, the age at which compulsory education ends. The old division between a technical and an academic education is not as marked in ESO, as all secondary pupils receive basic professional training.