The act or an instance of entering. The privilege or right of entering. Sports The act of entering the water in completing a dive. A means or place by which to enter. The inclusion or insertion of an item, as in a record: made an entry in the ledger. An item entered in this way: a diary full of interesting entries. An entry word, as in a dictionary; a headword. A headword along with its related text. One entered in a competition: received 400 entries for the poetry contest.