re·en·ter | \(ˌ)rē-ˈen-tər \
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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If Provorov can’t play Sunday, Gostsibehere might be paired with MacDonald, and Travis Sanheim would likely reenter the lineup. Sam Carchidi,, "Flyers GM Ron Hextall won't say whether Ivan Provorov will play Sunday; Michal Neuvirth ready," 21 Apr. 2018 This gap is exacerbated by time out of the office, data from PayScale found: Companies that hire people reentering the workforce after a period of unemployment offer less pay, especially if the absence was for a prolonged period. NBC News, "Even in 2018, women's earnings still lag men's," 10 Apr. 2018 Authorities say a Mazda 3 traveling eastbound on 52 traveled off the right side of the roadway, reentered, and traveled left of center before colliding with a 2008 Freightliner., "Authorities ID 2 killed in Clermont County crash," 19 June 2018 But in recent months, Patrick has begun reentering the political fray, joining a long list of Democrats enticed to challenge President Trump. Michael Levenson,, "Deval Patrick plans to ramp up his political activity this year," 13 Apr. 2018 Test all federal inmates for opioid addiction and provide options for treatment when inmates complete their sentences and reenter society. Washington Post, "The Health 202: Trump will propose executing drug dealers. But only in some already legal cases.," 19 Mar. 2018 In 2016, Kate herself reentered the fashion fray with the launch of accessory label Frances Valentine. Adam Tschorn,, "Kate Spade, whose handbags were essential accessories for urban women, dies at 55," 6 June 2018 But with more investment in job training, many of those people could reenter the workforce, said Rep. Rodney Davis, a Republican from central Illinois who served on the House Agriculture Committee that crafted the proposal. Greg Trotter,, "Split over plan to expand food stamp work requirements: 'A good thing' or 'a recipe for disaster'," 10 May 2018 Getty Images Will this experience deter parents from trying to reenter the country illegally? Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "What Happens Now for Immigrant Kids Separated From Their Families? Here’s What We Know," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of reenter

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

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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 \
reentered; reentering

Kids Definition of reenter

: to enter again

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