Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
1. An agreement between two or more governments or powers for cooperative action or policy: "the economic entente between the Soviet Union and western Europe" (Robert W. Tucker).
2. The parties to such an agreement.
[French, from Old French, intent, from feminine past participle of entendre, to understand, intend; see intend.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) short for entente cordiale
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the parties to an entente cordiale collectively
[C19: French: understanding]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. an understanding between nations agreeing to follow a particular policy in international affairs.
2. an alliance of parties to such an understanding.
[1830–45; < French: understanding, Old French: intention, n. use of feminine of entent, past participle of entendre to intend]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Ententenational agreements collectively, as in the Triple Entente, 1894-1907; the Entente Cordiale, 1844, 1904.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||entente - an informal alliance between countries|
|2.||entente - a friendly understanding between political powers|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
noun agreement, understanding, accord, contract, arrangement, settlement, deal (informal), treaty, bargain, pact, compact, covenant, friendly agreement his attempts to nurture the entente between the two countries
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
entente[ɑ̃ːnˈtɑ̃ːnt] N (Pol) → entente f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
entente[ɒnˈtɒnt] n (= friendly agreement) → entente f
an entente with sb → une entente avec qn
an entente between Britain and France → une entente entre la Grande-Bretagne et la France entente cordialeentente cordiale [ˌɒntɒntkɔːrdiˈɑl] n → entente f cordiale
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005