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Definitions of enter

  1. take on duties or office; " accede to the throne"
  2. set out on ( an enterprise, subject of study, etc.); " she embarked upon a new career"
  3. register formally; as a participant or member
  4. be or play a part of or in; " Elections figure prominently in every government program"; " How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"
  5. make a record of; set down in permanent form
  6. become a participant; be involved in; " enter a race"; " enter an agreement"; " enter a drug treatment program"; " enter negotiations"
  7. put or introduce into something; " insert a picture into the text"
  8. come on stage; in the theater
  9. register formally as a participant or member; " The party recruited many new members"
  10. To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army.
  11. To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc.
  12. To pass within the limits of; to attain; to begin; to commence upon; as, to enter one's teens, a new era, a new dispensation.
  13. To cause to go ( into), or to be received ( into); to put in; to insert; to cause to be admitted; as, to enter a knife into a piece of wood, a wedge into a log; to enter a boy at college, a horse for a race, etc.
  14. To inscribe; to enroll; to record; as, to enter a name, or a date, in a book, or a book in a catalogue; to enter the particulars of a sale in an account, a manifest of a ship or of merchandise at the customhouse.
  15. To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them.
  16. To place in regular form before the court, usually in writing; to put upon record in proper from and order; as, to enter a writ, appearance, rule, or judgment.
  17. To make report of ( a vessel or her cargo) at the customhouse; to submit a statement of ( imported goods), with the original invoices, to the proper officer of the customs for estimating the duties. See Entry, 4.
  18. To initiate; to introduce favorably.
  19. To get admission; to introduce one's self; to penetrate; to form or constitute a part; to become a partaker or participant; to share; to engage; -- usually with into; sometimes with on or upon; as, a ball enters into the body; water enters into a ship; he enters into the plan; to enter into a quarrel; a merchant enters into partnership with some one; to enter upon another's land; the boy enters on his tenth year; to enter upon a task; lead enters into the composition of pewter.
  20. A prefix signifying between, among, part.
  21. To deposit for copyright the title or description of ( a book, picture, map, etc.); as, entered according to act of Congress.
  22. To go or come in; - often with in used pleonastically; also, to begin; to take the first steps.
  23. To penetrate mentally; to consider attentively; - with into.
  24. To go or come into; begin; penetrate; set down in writing; as, the clerk entered the account in the journal; join or become a member of; to go into or begin.
  25. To go or come in.
  26. To go or come in: to penetrate: to engage in: to form a part of.
  27. To come or go into: to join or engage in: to begin: to put into: to enroll or record.
  28. To come or go in; engage in.
  29. To come or go into; join in; put in; begin.
  30. To come or go into; pass through; penetrate; join, as a society.
  31. To enroll; record; file.
  32. To come or go inward.
  33. To move or pass into a place, in any manner whatever; to come or go in; to penetrate; to advance into; to enlist or engage in; to become a member of; to admit; to set down in writing; to enrol; to lodge a manifest of goods at the customhouse, and gain admittance or permission to land; to insert; to take possession of; to register formally.
  34. To go or come in; to penetrate; to engage in; to be initiated in; to be an ingredient.
  35. To go or pass into a place; to begin or commence; to engage in; to join or become a member of; to set down in writing; to enrol; to flow into; to pierce.
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Usage examples for enter

  1. I saw you enter her house one night. – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  2. If I ever thought of your possible marriage it was always with some clever, charming woman of the world who would help you with your work, and enter into your plans. – Sisters Three by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  3. I might have looked out for a boy to carry it for me, but that idea didn't enter my head, and I was very anxious not to be noticed by any one who might have known me. – My New Home by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  4. Indeed, I must enter the fire. – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  5. Can none enter the house? – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  6. May I enter this room with you? – Andrea Delfin by Paul Heyse
  7. We enter the city, and these questions are quickly answered. – Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2) by John Lloyd Stephens
  8. " Though it is impossible to say where we may come out when we enter a new path. – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  9. Malcolm turned the key, and the marquis stood close behind, ready to enter. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  10. With the word, he set open the door, but only by so much that one knight could enter at a time. – Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay
  11. She heard him enter, and heard the servant speaking with him. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  12. She stood aside for me to enter, and as I passed I happened to glance at her face. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  13. At a given moment that I shall cause thee to know,- enter into it, and draw the door of the ship toward thee. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  14. Enter Abevile with Musick. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  15. She stepped aside, and let him enter, thinking: " How can a person endure so much joy without dying of it?" – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  16. I ordered them here,- to enter and search. – The Deserter by Charles King
  17. Let me enter the white church an instant. – Servian Popular Poetry by John Bowring
  18. Into that, however, I need not enter. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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