Entrance vs Outsentry - What's the difference?

entrance | outsentry |

As nouns the difference between entrance and outsentry

is that entrance is (countable) the action of entering, or going in while outsentry is (military) a sentry who guards the entrance or approach to a place.

As a verb entrance

is to delight and fill with wonder.



Alternative forms

* entraunce

Etymology 1

From (etyl)


  • (countable) The action of entering, or going in.
  • Her entrance attracted no attention whatsoever.
  • The act of taking possession, as of property, or of office.
  • the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance, or of a magistrate into office
  • (countable) The place of entering, as a gate or doorway.
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    Place your bag by the entrance so that you can find it easily.
  • (uncountable) The right to go in.
  • You'll need a ticket to gain entrance to the museum.
    to give entrance to friends
  • The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation.
  • a difficult entrance into business
  • * Shakespeare
  • Beware of entrance to a quarrel.
  • * Halliwell
  • St. Augustine, in the entrance of one of his discourses, makes a kind of apology.
  • The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or goods, at a customhouse; an entering.
  • His entrance of the arrival was made the same day.
  • (nautical) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water line.
  • (nautical) The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water line.
  • (Totten)
    * ingang
    * (l)

    Etymology 2



  • To delight and fill with wonder.
  • The children were immediately entranced by all the balloons.
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  • See the finest girl in France make an entrance to entrance ...
  • To put into a trance.
  • outsentry



  • (military) A sentry who guards the entrance or approach to a place.
  • Synonyms

    * outguard (Webster 1913)