Definition of enter
1 : to go or come in
2 : to come or gain admission into a group : join —often used with into
3a : to make a beginning entering upon a careerb : to begin to consider a subject —usually used with into or upon
4 : to go upon land for the purpose of taking possession
5a : to come onstage —usually used in the subjunctive as a stage direction enter Hamlet readingb : to come into a preestablished situation or context like an actor coming onstage —usually used in the subjunctive enter the new principal with her radical ideas
6 : to play a part : be a factor other considerations enter when money is involved
1 : to come or go into enter a room
enterableplay \ˈen-t(ə-)rə-bəl\ adjective
enter the lists
Examples of enter in a Sentence
Knock on the door before you enter the room.
The medication will quickly enter the blood stream.
The river enters the sea near here.
Our son will be entering college next year.
enter a child in kindergarten
The new battleship is scheduled to enter service next spring.
an actor who's just now entering his prime
The strike has now entered its second week.
We've entered a new phase in our relationship.
The country is entering a period of prosperity.
Recent Examples of enter from the Web
Carlos Ghosn enters the building in the executive style, which is to say, through the roof.
No American leader has ever entered office with such wide business interests as Mr Trump.
Cal Fire representatives said the current parking mess has already impacted them because the driveway to their station enters the highway not far from the trail head.
Cousins, 28, entering his third full season as Washington’s starter, set franchise records with 4,917 and 4,166 yards passing the past two seasons but has yet to win a playoff game.
The rotation entered Tuesday with a 1.78 ERA in his past eight games, and the pitching staff had allowed no more than three earned runs over that span.
Neal was thrilled to see the light return to her child’s eyes, but the next year, when Trinity entered kindergarten, her new school refused to accept her as a girl.
Brayman was echoed by former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow, who told CNN on Sunday that only a physical screening was required to enter Trump Tower at the time, as Trump was just a candidate.
Though most of these particles, which have been blasted off from the sun, are deflected by Earth's magnetic field, some enter the South Pole.
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Synonym Discussion of enter
Definition of enter-
: intestine enteritis
ENTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enter for English Language Learners
: to go or come into (something)
: to begin to be in (an organization, school, etc.)
: to cause (someone) to be in an organization, school, etc.
ENTER Defined for Kids
Definition of enter for Students
1 : to come or go in or into enter a room enter middle age
2 : to stab into : pierce The thorn entered my thumb.
3 : to put into a list or book : write down The teacher entered my name on the roster.
4 : to put in or into Enter the data into the computer.
5 : to become a member of I entered a fitness club.
6 : to become a participant in or take an interest in enter a race enter politics
7 : enroll in : begin attending enter kindergarten
Legal Definition of enter
: to go or come in; specifically : to go upon real property by right of entry especially to take possession lessor shall have the right to enter and take possession —often used in deeds and leases
3 : to put in correct form before a court or on a record entered judgment against the defendant entering a plea — compare render
4 : to go upon (real property) by right of entry especially to take possession if the lessee defaults, the lessor may enter the premises — compare distrain
: to make oneself a party to or in no State shall enter into any treaty, alliance or confederation — U.S. Constitution art. I
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