Definition of Enter

1. Verb. To come or go into. "The boat entered an area of shallow marshes"

2. Verb. Become a participant; be involved in. "Enter negotiations"
Exact synonyms: Participate
Specialized synonyms: Jump
Antonyms: Drop Out
Derivative terms: Entrant, Participant, Participation, Participation, Participatory

3. Verb. Register formally as a participant or member. "The party recruited many new members"
Exact synonyms: Enrol, Enroll, Inscribe, Recruit
Specialized synonyms: Draft, Enlist, Muster In, Unionise, Unionize, Register, Matriculate
Generic synonyms: Register
Derivative terms: Enrolment, Enrollee, Enrollment, Recruit, Recruiter

4. Verb. Be or play a part of or in. "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"
Exact synonyms: Figure
Generic synonyms: Be

5. Verb. Make a record of; set down in permanent form.

6. Verb. Come on stage.
Category relationships: Dramatic Art, Dramatics, Dramaturgy, Theater, Theatre
Entails: Act, Play, Represent
Derivative terms: Entering

7. Verb. Take on duties or office. "Accede to the throne"
Exact synonyms: Accede
Specialized synonyms: Ascend
Generic synonyms: Take Office, Come After, Follow, Succeed
Derivative terms: Accession

8. Verb. Put or introduce into something. "Insert a picture into the text"

9. Verb. Set out on (an enterprise or subject of study). "She embarked upon a new career"
Exact synonyms: Embark
Generic synonyms: Begin, Commence, Get, Get Down, Set About, Set Out, Start, Start Out
Specialized synonyms: Take Up

Definition of Enter

1. v. t. To come or go into; to pass into the interior of; to pass within the outer cover or shell of; to penetrate; to pierce; as, to enter a house, a closet, a country, a door, etc.; the river enters the sea.

2. v. i. To go or come in; -- often with in used pleonastically; also, to begin; to take the first steps.

Definition of Enter

1. Noun. The "Enter" key on a computer keyboard. ¹

2. Noun. A stroke of the Enter key. ¹

3. Verb. To go into (a room, etc.) ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To type (something) into a computer; to input ¹

5. Noun. (computing) (alternative spelling of Enter the computer key) ¹

6. Noun. (computing) (alternative spelling of Enter a stroke of the computer key) ¹

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Definition of Enter

1. to come or go into [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Enter

1. 1. To come or go into; to pass into the interior of; to pass within the outer cover or shell of; to penetrate; to pierce; as, to enter a house, a closet, a country, a door, etc.; the river enters the sea. "That darksome cave they enter." (Spenser) "I, . . . With the multitude of my redeemed, Shall enter heaven, long absent." (Milton) 2. To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army. 3. To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them. 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. 8. 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. 9. To file or inscribe upon the records of the land office the required particulars concerning (a quantity of public land) in order to entitle a person to a right pf preemption. 10. To deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map, etc); as, "entered according to act of Congress." 11. To initiate; to introduce favorably. Origin: OE. Entren, enteren, F. Entrer, fr. L. Intrare, fr. Intro inward, contr. Fr. Intero (sc. Loco), fr. Inter in between, between. See Inter-, In, and cf. Interior. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Enter

entente cordiale
enter (current term)
enter into
enter upon
enteral nutrition

Literary usage of Enter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Peter Augustin Daniel (1874)
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