enter

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v enter set out on (an enterprise or subject of study) "she embarked upon a new career"
    • v enter make a record of; set down in permanent form
    • v enter become a participant; be involved in "enter a race","enter an agreement","enter a drug treatment program","enter negotiations"
    • v enter put or introduce into something "insert a picture into the text"
    • v enter come on stage
    • v enter to come or go into "the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"
    • v enter take on duties or office "accede to the throne"
    • v enter register formally as a participant or member "The party recruited many new members"
    • v enter 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?"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE GORGEOUSLY DRESSED MATADORS ENTERING THE ARENA THE GORGEOUSLY DRESSED MATADORS ENTERING THE ARENA
He found the next place we entered full of dangers to his pocket-book He found the next place we entered full of dangers to his pocket-book
Cadets and Middies entering the field Cadets and Middies entering the field
Little Silverlocks enters the Bears' dwelling Little Silverlocks enters the Bears' dwelling
ENTERING THE ARK ENTERING THE ARK
LOT ENTERING ZOAR LOT ENTERING ZOAR
Four Rabbits as Black as Ink Entered Four Rabbits as Black as Ink Entered
FOUR RABBITS AS BLACK AS INK ENTERED CARRYING A LITTLE BIER FOUR RABBITS AS BLACK AS INK ENTERED CARRYING A LITTLE BIER

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time he enters first grade.
    • Enter 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.
    • Enter 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 .""I, . . . with the multitude of my redeemed,
      Shall enter heaven, long absent."
    • Enter To deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map, etc.); as, “entered according to act of Congress.”
    • Enter To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc.
    • Enter 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 preëmption.
    • Enter 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.
    • Enter (Law) To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them.
    • Enter To go or come in; -- often with in used pleonastically; also, to begin; to take the first steps. "The year entering .""No evil thing approach nor enter in.""Truth is fallen in the street, and equity can not enter .""For we which have believed do enter into rest."
    • Enter To initiate; to introduce favorably.
    • Enter 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.
    • Enter 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.
    • Enter 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.
    • Enter To penetrate mentally; to consider attentively; -- with into. "He is particularly pleased with . . . Sallust for his entering into internal principles of action."
    • Enter (Law) 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.
    • Enter To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When honey is swallowed, it enters the blood stream within a period of 20 minutes.
    • enter To come or go into; pass into the inside or interior of; get into, or come within, in any manner: as, to enter a house, a harbor, or a country; a sudden thought entered his mind.
    • enter To penetrate into; pass through the outer portion or surface of; pierce: as, the post entered the soil to the depth of a foot.
    • enter To go inside of; pass through or beyond: as, I forbid you to enter my doors.
    • enter To begin upon; make a beginning of; take the first step in; initiate: as, the youth has entered his tenth year; to enter a new stage in a journey.
    • enter To engage or become involved in; enlist in; join; become a member of: as, to enter the legal profession, the military service or army, an association or society, a university, or a college.
    • enter To initiate into a business, service, society, or method; introduce.
    • enter To insert; put or set in: as, to enter a wedge; to enter a tenon in a mortise; to enter a fabric to be dyed into the dye-bath.
    • enter To set down in writing; make a record of; enroll; inscribe: as, the clerk entered the account or charge in the journal.
    • enter To cause to be inscribed or enrolled; offer for admission, reception, or competition: as, to enter one's son or one's self at college; to enter a friend's name at a club; to enter a horse for a race.
    • enter To report at the custom-house, as a vessel on arrival in port, by delivering a manifest: as, to enter a ship or her cargo.
    • enter In law: To go in or upon and take possession of, as lands. See entry.
    • enter To place in regular form before a court; place upon the records of a court: as, to enter a writ, an order, or an appearance.
    • enter To set on game; specifically, of young dogs, to set on game for the first time.
    • enter To make an entrance, entry, or ingress; pass to the interior; go or come from without inward: used absolutely or with in, into, on, or upon. See phrases below.
    • enter Specifically To appear upon the stage; come into view: said of personages in a drama, or of actors: as, enter Lady Macbeth, reading a letter.
    • enter To begin; make beginning.
    • enter To engage in: as, to enter into business.
    • enter To be or become initiated in; comprehend.
    • enter To deal with or treat fully of, as a subject, by way of discussion, argument, and the like; make inquiry or scrutiny into; examine.
    • enter To be an ingredient in; form a constituent part in: as, lead enters into the composition of pewter.
    • enter To begin to treat or deal with, as a subject, by way of discussion, argument, and the like.
    • enter See inter.
    • enter An obsolete form of entire.
    • enter A prefix immediately of French origin, but ultimately of Latin origin, signifying ‘between’: same as inter-. Though formerly the regular representative in English of the Latin inter-, and used as an English formative even in composition with native English words (as in enterbathe, enterbraid, enterflow, etc.), eniter- has given way to the Latin form inter-, and now remains in only a few words, as enterprise, entertain, etc., where its force as a prefix is not felt. See inter-.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Women wishing to enter Canada to work as strippers must provide naked photos of themselves to qualify for a visa
    • v.i Enter en′tėr to go or come in: to penetrate: to engage in: to form a part of
    • v.t Enter to come or go into: to join or engage in: to begin: to put into: to enrol or record: to cause to be inscribed, as a boy's name at school, a horse for a race, &c
    • n Enter (Shak.) ingoing
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Quotations

  • Fred Malek
    Fred Malek
    “We're going to see a lot more young people entering entrepreneurial ventures.”
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
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    “The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture.”
  • Ethiopian Proverb
    Ethiopian Proverb
    “Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.”
  • William Ellery Channing
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    “Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon%20Bonaparte
    “There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter.”
  • Leon Trotsky
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    “Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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

Usage

In literature:

Father and son left the room as Bertha entered.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Accordingly I entered the churchyard, and finding the church door open, entered the sacred building.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
He entered an overheated room.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Both by the Lord and by his people in Christ, it is as a covenant mutually entered into.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
The iron had entered his soul, the poison of hatred had filled his heart.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
He entered the garden of Yellowflower Hall and stole up unseen to Sylvia's room.
"Daisy Ashford: Her Book" by Daisy Ashford
And they were forced to put back for two days with a favourable wind to enter it.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Paul entered the lych-gate and entered the church-yard.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
If the youth would enter the army of Conde, the Marquis assured him a brilliant future.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
Why do you wish to enter our Eden, like another serpent, to destroy it?
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
The distracted mother would have entered the burning house again to search for him, but she was held back.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
By the middle of February, San Martin entered Santiago de Chile.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
In the mean time, Cardinal Mazarin, who had fled to Spain, had re-entered France with an army of six thousand men.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
In a short time Buttons had completed the circuit of the block, and re-entered the Place by another street.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
How does the city look when you enter in at the gate?
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Ten minutes elapsed; the closet door opened, and a ragged, dirty looking individual entered the library.
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
Enter the cabin, and for the first time you will be struck with the novelty of the scene.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
There is everything about the exterior and interior that must awaken a sense of pride in every pupil who enters its portals.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
Certainly," she added with a smile, "there is not much merit in that, as Wachis cannot enter.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
The wind is prevented from entering from the south; but why is it allowed to enter from the north?
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
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In poetry:

Tears fall in my heart
Rain falls on the town;
what is this numb hurt
that enters my heart?
"Tears Fall In My Heart" by Paul Verlaine
I have come to say farewell.
Farewell, scarf;
Garden Royal
Where none may enter,
Gaudy money
I may not spend.
"Khap-Salung" by Edward Powys Mathers
Through the window I see no star:
Something more near
Though deeper within darkness
Is entering the loneliness:
"The Thought-Fox" by Ted Hughes
Thus revealed to shepherds’ eyes
Hidden from the great and wise,
Entering earth in lowly guise:
Alleluia!
"Blessed Night, When First That Plain" by Horatius Bonar
Lamplit
Akashi: to your great strait
I enter in, and on the selfsame day
Will I row on, parting,
My home unseen.
"Lamplit" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
He entered in the hovel now,
A sailor there he sees,
His hands were lifted up to Heaven
And he was on his knees.
"The Sailor, Who Had Served In The Slave Trade." by Robert Southey

In news:

Abu Hamza Al-Masri entered the plea in a New York City federal court, just two days after being extradited to the states from London.
Neighborhood residents entering the chapel of St Crispin's in the South Bronx.
Entering my senior year of college, I had finished all of my major and minor requirement classes and was faced with the task of filling open credits.
Ernestine Shepherd entered her first bodybuilding competition in her 70s.
The fee to enter is $160 for a two-man team.
Entering your dad's business usually means working at a law office, dry cleaner, or busy corner deli.
Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty officially entered the 2012 presidential race on Monday.
Wenrich, 75, of Newmanstown, entered into rest in Perry County Friday, June 15, 2012.
Woke up thinking about Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas' surprising decision to enter the NFL draft.
After rumblings over the last two weeks, reports are coming in that the summer's fastest swimmers have entered Island waters.
Enter the Image Gallery to see some Bonobos .
A customer enters a Barnes & Noble in Bethel Park, Pa.
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To view it please enter your password below.
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In science:

Since Y (x) enters only the S0 , the integration eiS with respect to Y gives δ(yxx ).
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
Remarkably, the skew-orthogonal polynomials do not enter in the relation between the kernels.
Spectral Universality of Real Chiral Random Matrix Ensembles
For k → ∞, only sk and rk enter in the matrix elements of L.
Spectral Universality of Real Chiral Random Matrix Ensembles
Because only the ratios of the u’s enter the formula for Rf , this specialization does not depend on s.
Combinatorial formula for Macdonald polynomials, Bethe Ansatz, and generic Macdonald polynomials
Enter, A. (2000) A remark on the notion of robust phase transitions, J.
Explicit isoperimetric constants and phase transitions in the random-cluster model
The parameter λ enters in next-to-leading order supergravity calculations, giving corrections to masses which are suppressed by powers of 1/λ.
Large N field theories from superstrings
E ∼ 1 √α′ where new degrees of freedom enter.
U-duality Between NCOS Theory and Matrix Theory
We have considered the consequences of allowing the counterions to enter the interior of the cylinder (dashed line), or of preventing the counterions from entering the cylinder at all (solid line).
Osmotic Properties of Charged Cylinders: Critical Evaluation of Counterion Condensation Theory
All these interactions make, to a large extent, unknown and uncontrollable the state of the macroscopic systems which enters into play.
A General Argument Against the Universal Validity of the Superposition Principle
On the other hand, if we introduce a sharp defect at the disk’s edge (Fig.2c), the more-or-less expected behaviour for entering vortices is recovered (cf.
Non-Quantized Penetration of Magnetic Field in the Vortex State of Superconductors
The Dirac equations after the tetrad gauge transform into equations for Ricci rotation coefficients and for invariants of the spinor field, with the Ricci rotation coefficients entering in these equations linearly and derivative-free.
General exact solution of the Einstein-Dirac equations with the cosmological constant in homogeneous space
In this way, new and unusual distributions have entered the statistical world.
Integrable Lattices: Random Matrices and Random Permutations
All the momenta are entering, unless otherwise specified, and we use the notation p × q = 1 2 pµ θµν qν . 2–point function.
Renormalization of noncommutative U(N) gauge theories
World sheets with boundaries play an important role in the description of D-branes; world sheets with crosscaps enter in the construction of string theories of ‘type I’.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
We consider n× n matrices whose elements are either real, or complex or quaternions (in what follows, the four components of the quaternions will always be real); the real parameters entering these elements are independent gaussian random variables with mean zero and the same variance.
Probability density of determinants of random matrices
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