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
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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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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
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