1. The act of entering; entrance; as, the ingress of air into the lungs.

2. Power or liberty of entrance or access; means of entering; as, all ingress was prohibited.

3. <astronomy> The entrance of the moon into the shadow of the earth in eclipses, the sun's entrance into a sign, etc.

Origin: L. Ingressus, fr. Ingredi. See Ingredient.

(01 Mar 1998)

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