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entrée

en·trée [or] en·tree

entrée [or] entree

pronunciation:
an treI [or] an treI
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or right of entering.
The general made his entrée into the city amidst cheers.Many were shocked at her entrée into politics.He refused to give the men entrée to his private office.
definition 2: a way of gaining access, as to a person, gathering, or society.
My father's title was my entrée to the coronation.
definition 3: the principal food of a meal, esp. of a dinner.
We had a nice dinner with stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer, grilled salmon for our entrée, and a romaine salad.