Enter meaning

ĕn'tər
To write or put in.

Entered our names in the guest book; enters the data into the computer.

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To introduce; insert.

She entered the probe into the patient's artery.

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Enter is defined as to come in, put in or get in.

An example of to enter is walking into a house from the outside.

An example of to enter is adding a picture to a photo album.

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To come or go into.

The train entered the tunnel.

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To penetrate; pierce.

The bullet entered the victim's skull.

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(law) To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them.
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(law) To place in regular form before the court, usually in writing; to put upon record in proper from and order.

To enter a writ, appearance, rule, or judgment.

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To make report of (a vessel or its cargo) at the custom house; to submit a statement of (imported goods), with the original invoices, to the proper customs officer for estimating the duties. See entry.
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To cause to become a participant, member, or part of; enroll.

Entered the children in private school; entered dahlias in a flower show.

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To embark on; begin.

With Sputnik, the Soviet Union entered the space age.

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To make a beginning in; take up.

Entered medicine.

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To place formally on record; submit.

Enter a plea of not guilty; enter a complaint.

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To go to or occupy in order to claim possession of (land).
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To report (a ship or cargo) to customs.
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To come or go in; make an entry.

As the president entered, the band played “Hail to the Chief.”

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To effect penetration.
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To become a member or participant.
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A key on a keyboard or keypad used to enter or confirm a command or other textual input.
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To come or go in or into.
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To force a way into; penetrate; pierce.

The bullet entered his body.

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To put into; insert.
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To write down in a record, list, diary, etc.; make an entry of.
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To join; become a part or member of (a political party, school, club, etc.)
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To get (a person, etc.) admitted.
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To start upon; begin.

To enter a career.

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To present for consideration; submit, esp. formally or officially.

To enter a protest.

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To register (a ship or cargo) at a customhouse.
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To input (data, a password, etc.) into a computer or other electronic device.
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To come or go into some place; make an entrance.
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To pierce; penetrate.
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The act of entering data into the computer. After a line of text is typed, pressing the Enter key, also called the "Return key," causes the computer to input the data. See Enter key.
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In real property, to pass upon or into; of litigation, to file or present to the court—for example, to enter an appearance into the record; of a contract, to enter into it means to sign or execute it.
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To go into (a room, etc.).

You should knock before you enter my room, unless you want to see me naked.

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To cause to go (into), or to be received (into); to put in; to insert; to cause to be admitted.

To enter a knife into a piece of wood.

To enter a boy at college, a horse for a race, etc.

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(figuratively) To come into a state or profession.

My twelve-year-old son will be entering his teens next year.

She had planned to enter the legal profession.

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(theater) To come onto the stage; to appear on stage.
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To type (something) into a computer; to input.
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To record (something) in an account, ledger, etc.
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(law) To become a party to an agreement, treaty, etc.
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(law, intransitive) To become effective; to come into effect.
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(US) To file, or register with the land office, the required particulars concerning (a quantity of public land) in order to entitle a person to a right of preemption.

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To deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map, etc.).

Entered according to act of Congress.

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(computing) Alternative spelling of Enter (“the computer key”).
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(computing) Alternative spelling of Enter (“a stroke of the computer key”).
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The "Enter" key on a computer keyboard.
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A stroke of the Enter key.
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(law) Abbreviation of enterprise.
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enter into
  • To engage in; take part in.
    To enter into a conversation.
  • To form a part or component of; be or become a factor in.
  • To deal with; discuss.
  • To sympathize with; appreciate and share.
    To enter into the spirit of an occasion.
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enter on
  • To begin; set out on; start.
  • To begin to possess or enjoy; take possession of.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

enter on

Origin of enter

  • Middle English entren from Old French entrer from Latin intrāre from intrā inside en in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English entren, from Old French entrer, from Latin intrō, from intrā (“inside”). Has been spelled as "enter" for several centuries even in the United Kingdom, although British English retains the "re" ending for many words such as centre, fibre, spectre, theatre, calibre, sombre, lustre, and litre.
    From Wiktionary