What does enter mean?

Definitions for enter
ˈɛn təren·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word enter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. enter, participate(verb)

    become a participant; be involved in

    "enter a race"; "enter an agreement"; "enter a drug treatment program"; "enter negotiations"

  3. enroll, inscribe, enter, enrol, recruit(verb)

    register formally as a participant or member

    "The party recruited many new members"

  4. figure, enter(verb)

    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?"

  5. record, enter, put down(verb)

    make a record of; set down in permanent form

  6. enter(verb)

    come on stage

  7. accede, enter(verb)

    take on duties or office

    "accede to the throne"

  8. insert, infix, enter, introduce(verb)

    put or introduce into something

    "insert a picture into the text"

  9. embark, enter(verb)

    set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

    "she embarked upon a new career"

Wiktionary

  1. enter(Verb)

    To go into (a room, etc.)

    Etymology: 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.

  2. enter(Verb)

    To type (something) into a computer; to input

    Etymology: 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.

  3. Enter(Noun)

    The "Enter" key on a computer keyboard.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. Enter(Noun)

    A stroke of the Enter key.

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enter(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  2. Enter(verb)

    to unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  3. Enter(verb)

    to engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  4. Enter(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  5. Enter(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  6. Enter(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  7. Enter(verb)

    to go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  8. Enter(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  9. Enter(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  10. Enter(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  11. Enter(verb)

    to deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map, etc.); as, "entered according to act of Congress."

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  12. Enter(verb)

    to initiate; to introduce favorably

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  13. Enter(verb)

    to go or come in; -- often with in used pleonastically; also, to begin; to take the first steps

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  14. Enter(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

  15. Enter(verb)

    to penetrate mentally; to consider attentively; -- with into

    Etymology: [OE. entren, enteren, F. entrer, fr. L. intrare, fr. intro inward, contr. fr. intero (sc. loco), fr. inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior.]

Freebase

  1. Enter

    Enter is the debut studio album by Dutch symphonic/gothic metal band Within Temptation, released by DSFA Records in 1997. The album prominently features lead singer Sharon den Adel's vocals as well as guitarist Robert Westerholt's gruff death metal growls. Lex Vogelaar, founder of Orphanage, supplied the guitar parts for "Pearls of Light", as well as producing the album, and Orphanage vocalist George Oosthoek performed some of the growls on "Deep Within".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enter

    en′tėr, v.i. to go or come in: to penetrate: to engage in: to form a part of.—v.t. to come or go into: to join or engage in: to begin: to put into: to enrol or record: to cause to be inscribed, as a boy's name at school, a horse for a race, &c.—n. (Shak.) ingoing.—adj. En′terable.—ns. En′terclose, a passage between two rooms; En′terer; En′tering.—Enter a protest, to write it in the books: thence simply, to protest; Enter into, to become a party to: to be interested in: to be part of; Enter on, to begin: to engage in. [Fr. entrer—L. intrare, to go into, related to inter, between.]

Editors Contribution

  1. enter

    Give permission to access.

    They were fortunate to enter government after the public gave them their trust in delivering unity, change, fair and just unified solutions.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1993

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enter' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2227

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enter' in Verbs Frequency: #159

Anagrams for enter »

  1. entre, treen

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of enter in a Sentence

  1. Todd Goldstein:

    The Fin attaches to a standard prosthetic, allowing the amputee to enter and exit the water without changing prosthetics.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Doors to beautiful things do not remain open forever. Be fast to enter inside!

  3. German Heinzenknecht:

    Starting today or tomorrow a window of sunny weather will make soils firm enough to allow harvest machines to enter fields that had been too wet, tomorrow (Friday) they will be harvesting in some of the areas that have been most complicated. The open window for harvesting should last until about April 3. After that we expect more rains, but not of the high intensity that caused the flooding in February and early March.

  4. Clemens Binninger:

    Gerhard Schindler said. But German secret service officials have observed a disturbing new trend that combines the two threats. Radicals already in Germany are increasingly trying to penetrate the shelters that hold desperate and increasingly volatile refugees who made it to Germany. They have to be careful, because indigenous Islamists and Salafists could try to take advantage of the desperation of the refugees and to achieve their fanatical ideas, said Clemens Binninger, a member of Parliament. Much of the fear has been driven by the fact that ISIS has clearly stated its plan to send jihadists to Western Europe amid the refugee wave. Fighters with valid documents from European Union countries can enter and exit without being detected, and ISIS has reportedly seized hundreds of Syrian blank passports. As a result, European jihadists could be returning amid the wave, and fighters from Syria and Iraq could be sneaking into Western Europe under humanitarian cover, where they can slip into society using doctored documents. Assassins of Paris, of Brussels and the train between Paris and Amsterdam were either radicalized European Muslims or European jihadists, returned from the battlefields, they're making contact with the network of political Salafists, which have been previously recruited to ISIS. Turkey, a European Union member which has taken in an estimated 2 million refugees from Syria, blasted European nations for turning away refugees and making the continent a.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Even if you enter the dirty water, stay neat like a white swan!

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