• (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.
  • (v. t.) To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army.
  • (v. t.) To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map, etc.); as, "entered according to act of Congress."
  • (v. t.) To initiate; to introduce favorably.
  • (v. i.) To go or come in; -- often with in used pleonastically; also, to begin; to take the first steps.
  • (v. i.) 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.
  • (v. i.) To penetrate mentally; to consider attentively; -- with into.

Compare enter with other words:

enter vs. entier

ender vs. enter

enter vs. renter

enter vs. invasion

enter vs. venter

enter vs. tenter

enter vs. ester

eater vs. enter

center vs. enter

enter vs. sneak

enter vs. penetrate

conclude vs. enter

enter vs. trespass

enter vs. income

enter vs. gather

enter vs. feed

disastrous vs. enter

direct vs. enter

enter vs. ingression

enter vs. typed

enter vs. tiger

catfish vs. enter

arise vs. enter

appear vs. enter

downhill vs. enter

enter vs. wild

enter vs. intrant

enter vs. reenter

enter vs. introit

enter vs. optic

enter vs. manx

enter vs. intromission

enter vs. penetrable

enroll vs. enter

enter vs. intrusive

enter vs. keyboard

enter vs. stroke

enter vs. insert

enter vs. intrude

enter vs. invade

enter vs. ingress

enter vs. entry

enter vs. incur

enter vs. entreat

enter vs. fill

enter vs. permeate

enter vs. exit

enter vs. entrance

computer vs. enter

enter vs. type

admit vs. enter

enter vs. figure

enter vs. table

enter vs. line

enter vs. platform

enter vs. key

cut vs. enter

burst vs. enter

access vs. enter

board vs. enter

enter vs. octothorpe

anchor vs. enter

enter vs. set

demonstration vs. enter

enter vs. stock