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.
See More
Recent Examples on the Web Biden, however, pledged to reenter the deal if Iran also returned to compliance. Washington Post, "The United States is trying to salvage the Iran deal. Here’s how both countries have violated the pact.," 6 Apr. 2021 Storminess could also reenter the picture beginning Tuesday following a dry weekend overall for the nation. Jackson Dill And Haley Brink, CNN, "A spring warmup is on the way for the East this weekend, while the Southwest bakes," 3 Apr. 2021 Kirby also said waiting to lay blame on Iran was not tied to the Biden administration’s hope to restart nuclear talks and reenter the Iran nuclear deal. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Pentagon dismisses notion of delayed Syria strike and finally blames Iran for rocket attacks in Iraq," 26 Feb. 2021 Blinken, however, has spoken to Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi twice amid ongoing concern in Israel about Biden's intentions in the region, particularly his desire to reenter the Iran nuclear deal. Matthew Lee, ajc, "Biden moves to reengage with Palestinians after Israel focus," 24 Feb. 2021 President Biden, who has made no secret of his desire to reenter the Iran nuclear deal, continues to send Tehran the wrong message. The Editors, National Review, "Biden’s Policy of Weakness Toward Iran," 21 Feb. 2021 Efforts to leave are complicated by the difficulty of getting coronavirus tests to reenter China, getting a flight, and even getting to the airport in Yangon. Washington Post, "As Myanmar protesters torch Chinese factories, workers are caught in spiraling crisis," 17 Mar. 2021 After taking the oath, Biden planned to reenter the Paris climate accords, from which Trump had withdrawn the United States, and repeal Trump’s ban on U.S. entry for citizens of some majority-Muslim countries. Anchorage Daily News, "President Biden faces pandemic, economic crisis, national division," 20 Jan. 2021 As satellites reenter Earth's atmosphere, their exteriors are exposed to extreme temperatures. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Japan Is Sending a Wooden Satellite Into Space. That Should Be Interesting.," 30 Dec. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'reenter.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of reenter

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about reenter

Time Traveler for reenter

Time Traveler

The first known use of reenter was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for reenter

Last Updated

13 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Reenter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for reenter



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


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

Kids Definition of reenter

: to enter again

More from Merriam-Webster on reenter

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for reenter

Nglish: Translation of reenter for Spanish Speakers

Comments on reenter

What made you want to look up reenter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!