AskDefine | Define entente

Dictionary Definition



1 an informal alliance between countries [syn: entente cordiale]
2 a friendly understanding between political powers [syn: entente cordiale]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /ɒ̃.tɑ̃t/, /Q~.tA~t/


  1. An informal alliance or friendly understanding between two states.


alliance between states
  • Croatian: antanta

Extensive Definition

Entente, meaning a diplomatic "understanding," may refer to a number of agreements:
  • The Entente Cordiale, 1904 between France and the United Kingdom.
  • The Anglo-Russian Entente, 1907 between the United Kingdom and Russia.
  • The Triple Entente, 1907 between France, Russia, and the United Kingdom.
  • The Little Entente, 1920 to 1938 between Czechoslovakia, Romania, and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
  • The Conseil de l'Entente, 1959 between Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin, Niger, and (in 1966) Togo.
  • The terms The Entente, The Triple Entente, The Entente Powers, and The Entente Forces also refer (informally) to the Allies of World War I, that is, powers opposed to the Central Powers in World War I.

See also

entente in Bulgarian: Антанта (пояснение)
entente in German: Entente
entente in French: Entente Cordiale
entente in Polish: Ententa
entente in Swedish: Ententen
entente in Dutch: Entente
entente in Lithuanian: Antantė
entente in Vietnamese: Entente

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

NATO, SEATO, alliance, capitulation, cartel, compact, concord, concordat, consortium, convention, cordial understanding, entente cordiale, international agreement, league, mutual understanding, mutual-defense treaty, nonaggression pact, paction, treaty, understanding
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