Definitions for: Enter


[v] make a record of; set down in permanent form
[v] set out on (an enterprise, subject of study, etc.); "she embarked upon a new career"
[v] become a participant; be involved in; "enter a race"; "enter an agreement"; "enter a drug treatment program"; "enter negotiations"
[v] register formally; as a participant or member
[v] put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text"
[v] come on stage; in the theater
[v] to come or go into; "the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"
[v] 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?"



Webster (1913) Definition: En"ter- [F. entre between, fr. L. inter. See Inter-]
A prefix signifying between, among, part.


En"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entered; p. pr. & vb. n.
Entering.] [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.]
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. (Law)
(a) To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual
possession of them.
(b) 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.
--Burrill.

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
pre["e]mption. [U.S.] --Abbott.

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. [Obs.] --Shak.


En"ter, v. i.
1. To go or come in; -- often with in used pleonastically;
also, to begin; to take the first steps. ``The year
entering.'' --Evelyn.

No evil thing approach nor enter in. --Milton.

Truth is fallen in the street, and equity can not
enter. --Is. lix. 14.

For we which have believed do enter into rest.
--Heb. iv. 3.

2. 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.

3. To penetrate mentally; to consider attentively; -- with
into.

He is particularly pleased with . . . Sallust for
his entering into internal principles of action.
--Addison.

Synonyms: come in, embark, enrol, enroll, figure, get in, get into, go in, go into, infix, inscribe, insert, introduce, move into, participate, put down, record, recruit

Antonyms: chuck up the sponge, drop out, exit, get out, give up, go out, leave, quit, throw in, throw in the towel

See Also: accede to, accession, act, attach, be, begin, board, book, call at, cannulate, cannulise, cannulize, canulate, chalk up, chronicle, clock in, clock on, clock up, come upon, commence, connect, dock, document, draft, embed, encroach upon, engraft, enlist, enter upon, file, file away, file in, film, get, get on, graft, imbed, implant, input, inscribe, instil, instill, intrude, intrude on, intubate, invade, irrupt, jump, keep, log, log up, luck into, maintain, manifest, mark, matriculate, move in, muster in, notch, obtrude upon, out in, penetrate, penetrate, perforate, photograph, plant, play, plug in, pop in, post, preserve, punch in, re-enter, register, register, represent, ring up, sandwich, save, score, set about, set out, shoot, snap, start, start out, take, take the field, take up, take water, tally, tape, transplant, turn in, unionise, unionize, videotape, walk in

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