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entree (n.)

1724, "opening piece of an opera or ballet," from French entrée, from Old French entree (see entry). Cookery sense is from 1759; originally the dish which was introductory to the main course. Meaning "entry, freedom of access" is from 1762. The word had been borrowed in Middle English as entre "act of entering."

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Definitions of entree

entree (n.)
the principal dish of a meal;
Synonyms: main course
entree (n.)
the right to enter;
entree (n.)
something that provides access (to get in or get out);
Synonyms: entrance / entranceway / entryway / entry
entree (n.)
an entrance, especially a theatrical entrance onto a stage or as if onto a stage;
she made a graceful entree into the ballroom
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