reenter

verb
re·​en·​ter | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈen-tər How to pronounce reenter (audio) \
reentered; reentering; reenters

Definition of reenter

transitive verb

1 : to enter (something) again
2 : to return to and enter

intransitive verb

: to enter again

Examples of reenter in a Sentence

The space shuttle has safely reentered the Earth's atmosphere. If you leave the theater, you won't be allowed to reenter without showing a ticket stub. The quarterback reentered the game in the second half. The original file was corrupted, so they had to reenter the data.
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Space station burns up on reentry: China's Tiangong-1 space station reentered the Earth's atmosphere and burned up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, China's space authority said. Washington Post, "World Digest: April 1, 2018," 1 Apr. 2018 The academy prepares youngsters to reenter the traditional system, and Jaylyn was newly enrolled at Ballou. Paul Duggan, Washington Post, "A dispute at school, a shooting later and one D.C. teen accused of killing another," 31 May 2018 Officials were planning to issue credentials for residents and business owners who need to reenter downtown while keeping out members of the public and limiting the number of people who would be in or around potentially dangerous structures. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Massive flooding in Maryland leaves man missing and ruins businesses," 29 May 2018 The Tiangong-1 is set to reenter the Earth's atmosphere April 1 around 12:14 p.m. ET (11:14 a.m. CT) - plus or minus 9 hours, according to aerospace.org. Leada Gore, AL.com, "Tiangong-1: Chinese space station expected to fall to Earth this weekend; where will pieces land?," 31 Mar. 2018 The rallies have largely been peaceful, but violent clashes have broken out — most notably on Sunday, when one of the deposed ministers tried to reenter a government building and encountered supporters rallying for Rajapaksa. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Dueling prime ministers and assassination plots: an escalating crisis in Sri Lanka," 1 Nov. 2018 Interstate 10 On Interstate 10, all eastbound lanes from Beltway 8 to Dell Dale will close Friday at 9 p.m. and reopen Monday at 5 a.m. Traffic will detour to the frontage road before reentering the freeway. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Interstate 10, Loop 610, Gulf Freeway closures mean travel could be difficult starting July 13," 13 July 2018 Mikulcik then went outside and retrieved a chemical spray from his car, police say, before reentering the restaurant and Woodson as well as other diners. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "McDonald's patron arrested for using disabling chemical spray during attack on other patrons," 22 June 2018 The federal public defender’s office said that many of its cases have involved immigrants who, aside from reentering the country illegally, have no criminal record, pay taxes, and have families or businesses. Maria Cramer, BostonGlobe.com, "Federal judges in Boston are often sharply critical of ICE tactics," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of reenter

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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reenter

verb

English Language Learners Definition of reenter

: to go into (a place you have left) again
: to go back into (a game that you were participating in earlier)
: to type in (words, data, etc.) again on a computer

reenter

verb
re·​en·​ter | \ ˌrē-ˈen-tər How to pronounce reenter (audio) \
reentered; reentering

Kids Definition of reenter

: to enter again

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