Definitions for enterˈɛn tər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to come or go in or into:
to enter a room; The thought never entered my mind.
to penetrate or pierce:
The bullet entered the flesh.
to put in or insert.
to become a member of; join.
to cause to be admitted, as into a school or a competition:
to enter a horse in a race.
to begin upon; engage or become involved in:
to enter the medical profession.
to share in; have an intuitive understanding of:
able to enter the spirit of the work.
to make a record of; record or register.
Law. to make a formal record of (a fact). to occupy or take possession of (lands), esp. under rightful claim.
to put forward, submit, or register formally:
to enter an objection; to enter a bid.
(v.i.)to come or go in.
to be admitted, as into a school or competition.
to make a beginning (often fol. by on or upon):
to enter upon a new phase in history.
to come upon the stage (used in stage directions, often as a 3rd person imperative):
enter into, to participate in; engage in. to investigate; consider. to sympathize with; share in. to form a constituent part or ingredient of.
Category: Verb Phrase
Origin of enter:
1200–50; < OF entrer < L intrāre to enter, der. of intrā within
enter, come in, get into, get in, go into, go in, move into(verb)
to come or go into
"the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"
become a participant; be involved in
"enter a race"; "enter an agreement"; "enter a drug treatment program"; "enter negotiations"
enroll, inscribe, enter, enrol, recruit(verb)
register formally as a participant or member
"The party recruited many new members"
be or play a part of or in
"Elections figure prominently in every government program"; "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"
record, enter, put down(verb)
make a record of; set down in permanent form
come on stage
take on duties or office
"accede to the throne"
insert, infix, enter, introduce(verb)
put or introduce into something
"insert a picture into the text"
set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
"she embarked upon a new career"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to come or go into a place
when we entered the building; The sign said: Do not enter.; They must have entered through the window.
to start doing sth new
children entering school for the first time; We're entering a new phase in the relationship.
to put information onto a form, into a computer, etc.
Enter the last four digits of your social security number.
to say you will take part in a competition
It costs $10 to enter the race.; I decided not to enter.
To go into (a room, etc.)
To type (something) into a computer; to input
The "Enter" key on a computer keyboard.
A stroke of the Enter key.
Origin: From entren, from entrer, from intro, from intra. 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.
to come or go into; to pass into the interior of; to pass within the outer cover or shell of; to penetrate; to pierce; as, to enter a house, a closet, a country, a door, etc.; the river enters the sea
to unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army
to engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc
to pass within the limits of; to attain; to begin; to commence upon; as, to enter one's teens, a new era, a new dispensation
to cause to go (into), or to be received (into); to put in; to insert; to cause to be admitted; as, to enter a knife into a piece of wood, a wedge into a log; to enter a boy at college, a horse for a race, etc
to inscribe; to enroll; to record; as, to enter a name, or a date, in a book, or a book in a catalogue; to enter the particulars of a sale in an account, a manifest of a ship or of merchandise at the customhouse
to go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them
to place in regular form before the court, usually in writing; to put upon record in proper from and order; as, to enter a writ, appearance, rule, or judgment
to make report of (a vessel or her cargo) at the customhouse; to submit a statement of (imported goods), with the original invoices, to the proper officer of the customs for estimating the duties. See Entry, 4
to file or inscribe upon the records of the land office the required particulars concerning (a quantity of public land) in order to entitle a person to a right pf preemption
to deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map, etc.); as, "entered according to act of Congress."
to initiate; to introduce favorably
to go or come in; -- often with in used pleonastically; also, to begin; to take the first steps
to get admission; to introduce one's self; to penetrate; to form or constitute a part; to become a partaker or participant; to share; to engage; -- usually with into; sometimes with on or upon; as, a ball enters into the body; water enters into a ship; he enters into the plan; to enter into a quarrel; a merchant enters into partnership with some one; to enter upon another's land; the boy enters on his tenth year; to enter upon a task; lead enters into the composition of pewter
to penetrate mentally; to consider attentively; -- with into
Translations for enter
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to go or come in
Enter by this door.
- binnegaan, ingaanAfrikaans
- entrarPortuguese (BR)
- gå ind; komme indDanish
- داخل شدنFarsi
- käydä sisäänFinnish
- भीतर आना, घुसानाHindi
- ući, izaćiCroatian
- koma eða fara inn eða inn íIcelandic
- ieiet; ienāktLatvian
- gå/komme innNorwegian
- داخل شدنPersian
- a intraRomanian
- gå in, komma inSwedish
- 進去Chinese (Trad.)
- اندر جانا یا آناUrdu
- đi vàoVietnamese
- 进去Chinese (Simp.)
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