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Definition of enter:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To deposit for copyright the title or description of ( a book, picture, map, etc.); as, entered according to act of Congress.
  4. To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them.
  8. To go or come in; - often with in used pleonastically; also, to begin; to take the first steps.
  9. To initiate; to introduce favorably.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. To penetrate mentally; to consider attentively; - with into.
  14. 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.
  15. To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army.

Synonyms:

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