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EN'TRY, noun The passage by which persons enter a house or other building.

1. The act of entering; entrance; ingress; as the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea or a lake; the entry of air into the blood; the entry of a spear into the flesh.

2. The act of entering and taking possession of lands or other estate.

3. The act of committing to writing, or of recording in a book. Make an entry of every sale, of every debt and credit.

4. The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the custom house, to procure license to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods.