from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A going in or entering.
- n. Right or permission to enter.
- n. A means or place of entering.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of entering.
- n. Permission to enter.
- n. A door or other means of entering.
- v. To intrude or insert oneself
- v. To enter (a specified location or area)
- v. To enter into a zodiacal sign
- v. To manifest or cause to be manifested in the temporal world; to effect ingression
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of entering; entrance.
- n. Power or liberty of entrance or access; means of entering.
- n. The entrance of the moon into the shadow of the earth in eclipses, the sun's entrance into a sign, etc.
- intransitive v. To go in; to enter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A going in; the act of entering or passing in; entrance.
- n. Provision for going in; a place of entrance: as, the ingress and egress are on opposite sides.
- n. In astronomy, the entrance of the sun into a sign of the zodiac, or of a planet upon the disk of the sun in a transit; in astrology, the transit over the part of the zodiac occupied by the sun, moon, medium cæli, or ascendant.
- n. In canon law. See access, 7.
- To go in or enter.
- In astrology, to transit the place which any of the four moderators has reached by direction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of entering
- n. (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse
Middle English ingresse, from Latin ingressus, from past participle of ingredī, to enter : in-, in; see in-2 + gradī, to step; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)