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
Congress is due to enter into recess on July 18, but this could be suspended.
Cameramen entering the honeycomb of the Old City return with footage of cadavers, old and young, lying under blankets in front rooms for days.
The problem: Entering Monday’s game, Blevins had held left-handed batters to a .157 average but right-handers had hit .324 against him.
The president of each organization (including GFW/Impact Wrestling/Anthem Sports & Entertainment Ed Nordholm, NOAH Masayuki Uchida, AAA Dorian Roldan, The Crash Konnan rep) proudly stood atop the ramp as each team entered the Impact Zone.
The eurozone’s annual rate of inflation fell for the second straight month in June to its lowest level in 2017, in a setback for the European Central Bank as its stimulus programs enter a fourth year.
Since Macron entered the Elysee Palace on May 7, the French leader has granted only one major interview to a French newspaper (and even in that case, Le Figaro was forced to share the interview with other, foreign news outlets).
Auburn enters its fifth year under head coach Gus Malzahn looking to improve upon its 8-5 record from a year ago.
The ship is projected to enter service with the Chinese Navy in 2018.
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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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