Entree



[ahn-trey] /ˈɑn treɪ/

noun
1.
a dish served as the main course of a meal.
2.
Older Use. a dish served at dinner between the principal courses.
3.
the privilege of entering; access.
4.
a means of obtaining entry:
His friendship with an actor’s son was his entrée into the theatrical world.
5.
the act of entering; entrance.
/ˈɒntreɪ/
noun
1.
a dish served before a main course
2.
(mainly US) the main course of a meal
3.
the power or right of entry
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. The word had been borrowed in Middle English as entre “act of entering.”

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