from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An agreement between two or more governments or powers for cooperative action or policy: "the economic entente between the Soviet Union and western Europe” ( Robert W. Tucker).
- n. The parties to such an agreement.
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- n. An informal alliance or friendly understanding between two states.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See intent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an informal alliance between countries
- n. a friendly understanding between political powers
French, from Old French, intent, from feminine past participle of entendre, to understand, intend; see intend.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French entente, meaning “understanding”. (Wiktionary)