Entreaty

En*treat"y

, n.;
pl. Entreaties ().
1. Treatment; reception; entertainment. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
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2. The act of entreating or beseeching; urgent prayer; earnest petition; pressing solicitation.
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Fair entreaty, and sweet blandishment.
Spenser.

Syn. -- Solicitation; request; suit; supplication; importunity.
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En`tre"

(?), n. [F. See Entry.] 1. A coming in, or entrance; hence, freedom of access; permission or right to enter; as, to have the entre of a house.
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2. (Cookery) In French usage, a dish served at the beginning of dinner to give zest to the appetite; in English usage, a side dish, served with a joint, or between the courses, as a cutlet, scalloped oysters, etc. [obsolescent]
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3. the dish which comprises the main course of a meal, especially in a restaurant; as, there were many entrees on the menu.
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En`tre*mets"

(?), n. sing. & pl. [F., fr. entre between + mets a dish, mess.] 1. (Cookery) A side dish; a dainty or relishing dish usually eaten after the joints or principal dish; also, a sweetmeat, served with a dinner.
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2. Any small entertainment between two greater ones. [R.]
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