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en·trée

or en·tree  (ŏn′trā, ŏn-trā′)
n.
1.
a. The main dish of a meal.
b. A dish served in formal dining immediately before the main course or between two principal courses.
2.
a. The act of entering.
b. The power, permission, or liberty to enter; admittance.
3. An opening or introductory movement at the beginning of a dance such as a pas de deux.

[French entrée, from Old French entree; see entry.]

entrée

(ˈɒntreɪ)
n
1. (Cookery) a dish served before a main course
2. (Cookery) chiefly US the main course of a meal
3. the power or right of entry
[C18: from French, from entrer to enter; in cookery, so called because formerly the course was served after an intermediate course called the relevé (remove)]

en•trée

or en•tree

(ˈɑn treɪ)

n.
1. a dish served as the main course of a meal.
2. the privilege of entering; access.
3. a means of obtaining entry.
4. the act of entering; entrance.
[1775–85; < French, n. use of feminine past participle of entrer to enter]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entree - the principal dish of a mealentree - the principal dish of a meal  
course - part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"
plate - a main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"
2.entree - the right to enterentree - the right to enter      
right - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
door - anything providing a means of access (or escape); "we closed the door to Haitian immigrants"; "education is the door to success"
3.entree - something that provides access (to get in or get out)entree - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
access, approach - a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
archway, arch - a passageway under a curved masonry construction; "they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory"
doorway, room access, door, threshold - the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close; "he stuck his head in the doorway"
gateway - an entrance that can be closed by a gate
hatchway, scuttle, opening - an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
pithead - the entrance to a coal mine
portal - a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); "the portals of the cathedral"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals of success"
porte-cochere - a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard
servant's entrance, service door, service entrance - an entrance intended for the use of servants or for delivery of goods and removal of refuse
stage door - an entrance to the backstage area of theater; used by performers and other theater personnel
vomitory - an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium
4.entree - the act of entering; "she made a graceful entree into the ballroom"
incoming, ingress, entering, entrance, entry - the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance"

entrée

noun
1. entry, access, way in, introduction, entrance She had gained an entrée into the city's cultivated society.
2. starter, appetizer Dinner features an entrée of chicken, veal or lamb.

entrée

noun
The right to enter or make use of:
Translations
الطَّبَق الأوَّل في الوَجْبَه
forrethovedret
aîalréttur eîa milliréttur
prvý chod
küçük porsiyon yemek

entrée

[ˈɒntreɪ] N
1. (= entrance) → entrada f
2. (Culin) → plato m fuerte or principal

entrée

[ˈɒntreɪ] n (= part of meal) → entrée f

entrée

n
(Brit: = starter) → Vorspeise f; (esp US: = main course) → Hauptgericht nt
(to club etc) → Zutritt m

entrée

[ˈɒntreɪ] n (Culin) → entrée f inv

entrée

(ˈontrei) noun
a dish served at dinner as, or before, the main course.
References in classic literature ?
Miss Norton had the entree into most society, which Jo would have had no chance of seeing but for her.
The steward and chambermaid, and all, were busily engaged in cleaning, furbishing, and arranging the splendid boat, preparatory to a grand entree.
Emma watched the entree of her own particular little friend; and if she could not exult in her dignity and grace, she could not only love the blooming sweetness and the artless manner, but could most heartily rejoice in that light, cheerful, unsentimental disposition which allowed her so many alleviations of pleasure, in the midst of the pangs of disappointed affection.
The conversation, becoming lively as the penultimate entree was reached, had turned naturally on the affair of the theatre and the constitutionally sworn rector.
de Treville announced that it was time to go to the Louvre; but as the hour of audience granted by his Majesty was past, instead of claiming the ENTREE by the back stairs, he placed himself with the four young men in the antechamber.
Why, this very morning, in my rooms, he made his entree amongst us by striking every man of us with amazement, not even excepting Chateau-Renaud.
It has been seen, by the account we have endeavored to give of it, that the entree of King Louis XIV.
Lansing would have the entree of the best house in Washington; besides, Mrs.
She had a most harmless delight in being fine; and our heroine's entree into life could not take place till after three or four days had been spent in learning what was mostly worn, and her chaperone was provided with a dress of the newest fashion.
Dinner at six - soup, fish, entree, joint, poultry, salad, sweets, cheese, and dessert.
As a nation," Bransome remarked, helping himself to the entree, "we handle life amongst ourselves with perpetual kid gloves.
Bast and of no one else, and somewhere about the entree their monologues collided, fell ruining, and became common property.