Enter Definition

entered, entering, enters
entered, entering, enters
To come or go in or into.
Webster's New World
To pierce; penetrate.
Webster's New World
To force a way into; penetrate; pierce.
The bullet entered his body.
Webster's New World
To put into; insert.
Webster's New World
To write down in a record, list, diary, etc.; make an entry of.
Webster's New World
A key on a keyboard or keypad used to enter or confirm a command or other textual input.
American Heritage

(law) Abbreviation of enterprise.

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
Webster's New World
enter on
  • to begin; set out on; start
  • to begin to possess or enjoy; take possession of
Webster's New World

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Origin of Enter

  • 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

  • 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

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