• WordNet 3.6
    • n entree the act of entering "she made a graceful entree into the ballroom"
    • n 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"
    • n entree the right to enter
    • n entree the principal dish of a meal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In an authentic Chinese meal, the last course is soup because it allows the roast duck entree to "swim" toward digestion.
    • Entrée A coming in, or entrance; hence, freedom of access; permission or right to enter; as, to have the entrée of a house.
    • Entrée (Cookery) In French usage, a dish served at the beginning of dinner to give zest to the appetite; in English usage, a side dish, served with a joint, or between the courses, as a cutlet, scalloped oysters, etc.
    • Entrée the dish which comprises the main course of a meal, especially in a restaurant; as, there were many entrees on the menu.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Entree äng-trā′ entry, freedom of access, admittance: a made dish served at dinner between the chief courses:
    • n Entree äng-trā′ (mus.) an introduction or prelude: the act of entering, a formal entrance.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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In literature:

Their hauteur and reserve insured desired social entree, while hedging against impertinent curiosity.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
This is an excellent dish for luncheon or second course, or it may be served in place of an entree.
"The Cauliflower" by A. A. Crozier
There were probably others beside Bernadine who had the entree here.
"The Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
This brought him the entree to her parlor.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Then he handed round an entree, a fine example of his powers as a cook.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
Vol-au-veut (an entree) 207 731.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
It is pleasanter to have the entree to Balzac's society than to receive cards from all the duchesses in Mayfair.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
His millions couldn't buy her the court entree, and she just had to quit.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Have the soup clear, the entree light and the salad green with plenty of vinegar.
"Outside Inn" by Ethel M. Kelley
He had long since lost the entree to Bath House and to all the Great Houses.
"The Gorgeous Isle" by Gertrude Atherton
The entree it gives will fail you unless you make good.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
She had ordered champagne, an extra entree, and a bunch of flowers for the table.
"Rosemary in Search of a Father" by C. N. Williamson
He must have a good education, and an appearance which will give him an entree into the best homes.
"My Impresssions of America" by Margot Asquith
And some of the entrees are no doubt delicious.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Cooking Manual of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery" by Juliet Corson
Now, my master had what is called the grand entree; that is to say, he could go to the king whenever he wished.
"Francezka" by Molly Elliot Seawell
Faro, who was to ride him in the grand entree.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
This particular specimen I had long known; he frequented a house into which his talents had secured him the entree.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
But for the saffron, you would have detected a slight odour of musk in the entree you took to be larks.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Her attractive personality and her musical talent gained her the entree into the artistic and literary circles of the town.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil

In news:

Oliveto adds fall-inspired entrees to menu .
Approximate price of a typical entree on the dinner menu, tax and tip not included.
A chef prepares a dish you can serve as an appetizer or an entree.
Justin Carlisle, the chef at Umami Moto on Milwaukee St, has updated the entrees at the Asian fusion restaurant.
Also, Trader Joe's is recalling a frozen food entree due to possible listeria contamination.
MGN photo Tasty entrees and side dishes are the talk around most homes in the US each Thanksgiving Day.
The Olive Garden has expanded there menu once again with their new Stuffed Chicken entrees.
We eventually settle on entrees, including a house-made Maryland Crab Cake (lunch portion, $10.99.
Entree Cuisine: Chinese Theme: Seafood.
Featuring an extensive sushi menu as well as traditional Japanese entrees.
This is a Halloween freebie deal, where you can get a free kids meal with any adult entree purchase.
Entrees are in the $20s.
The company said the containers work well for Mexican, Italian and Chinese entrees.
Kim reminds you to use common sense when selecting minisize portions and entrees as a solution to overeating .
Plan a cozy night in with your favorite episodes—and entrees to match.

In science:

Any other quasi-polynomial can be expressed as a sum of entrees of these vectors, with coefficients in the polynomials in x and y .
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
J>.., f>. ENTREE defines three probability and P>.. .\ denotes the log versions of the parameters, so for ENTREE,.\ = (logp1,logp2,logp3).
Markov Chain Monte Carlo using Tree-Based Priors on Model Structure
For any goal G, S has an associated SLD-tree: the one for ties for the nine most probable 3-node BNs in ENTREE logic program P.
Markov Chain Monte Carlo using Tree-Based Priors on Model Structure
Then we have heard about B and D decays into light hadrons from BaBar, BELLE and FOCUS and novel ideas from Ochs about B → K ∗ + 0++ as an entree into the light scalars.
The End of the Constituent Quark Model?
There is also Ds → p(s ¯s)0++ which gives an entree to the scalar s ¯s sector.
The End of the Constituent Quark Model?
As a numerical entree, consider six simulated examples of unusual joint distributions, mimicking those at the wikipedia.org page on Pearson correlation [R code is available in supplementary files Newton (2009)].
Introducing the discussion paper by Sz\'{e}kely and Rizzo
At a more introspective level, hadron spectroscopy serves as an entree into the study of nonperturbative phenomena such as colour confinement, chiral symmetry breaking, topological excitations, and gluonic excitations.
Heavy Flavour Spectroscopy
The future promise of the Baldwin Effect as an entree to understanding quasars and cosmology appears bright.
A Review of Line and Continuum Correlations in AGNs