Entered our names in the guest book; enters the data into the computer.
She entered the probe into the patient's artery.
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.
The train entered the tunnel.
The bullet entered the victim's skull.
To enter a writ, appearance, rule, or judgment.
Entered the children in private school; entered dahlias in a flower show.
With Sputnik, the Soviet Union entered the space age.
Enter a plea of not guilty; enter a complaint.
As the president entered, the band played “Hail to the Chief.”
The bullet entered his body.
To enter a career.
To enter a protest.
You should knock before you enter my room, unless you want to see me naked.
To enter a knife into a piece of wood.
To enter a boy at college, a horse for a race, etc.
My twelve-year-old son will be entering his teens next year.
She had planned to enter the legal profession.
Entered according to act of Congress.
- 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.
- To begin; set out on; start.
- To begin to possess or enjoy; take possession of.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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.