The act or an instance of entering. A means or point by which to enter. Permission or power to enter; admission: gained entrance to medical school. The point, as in a musical score, at which a performer begins. The first entry of an actor into a scene. Nautical The immersed part of a ship's hull forward of the middle body. To put into a trance. To fill with delight, wonder, or enchantment: a child who was entranced by a fairy tale. See Synonyms at charm, enrapture.