Enter definition

ĕntər
To make a beginning in; take up.

Entered medicine.

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To introduce; insert.

She entered the probe into the patient's artery.

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To penetrate; pierce.

The bullet entered the victim's skull.

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To get (a person, etc.) admitted.
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To come or go into.

The train entered the tunnel.

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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 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 list as a participant in a competition, 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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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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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 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 write or put in.

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

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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 become a participant, member, or part of; join.

Too old to enter the army; entered the discussion at a crucial moment.

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To gain admission to (a school, for example).
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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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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 become a participant in (a contest)
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To place on record before a court.
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To go upon or into (land or property) and take possession.
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To file a claim for (a parcel of public land)
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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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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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(theater) To come onto the stage; to appear on stage.
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(law, intransitive) To become effective; to come into effect.
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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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(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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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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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