Pronunciation: (en'truns), [key]
1. an act of entering, as into a place or upon new duties.
2. a point or place of entering; an opening or passage for entering, as a doorway.
3. the right, privilege, or permission to enter; admission: People improperly dressed will be refused entrance to the theater.
4. Theat.the moment or place in the script at which an actor comes on the stage.
a. the point in a musical score at which a particular voice or instrument joins the ensemble.
b. the way in which this is done: a sloppy entrance.
6. a manner, means, or style of entering a room, group, etc.; way of coming into view: She mimicked Joan's entrance.
7. Naut.the immersed portion of a hull forward of the middle body (opposed to run).
Pronunciation: (en-trans', -träns'), [key]
—v.t., -tranced, -tranc•ing.
1. to fill with delight or wonder; enrapture.
2. to put into a trance: to be hypnotically entranced.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.