Enter 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. [1913 Webster]

That darksome cave they enter. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

I, . . . with the multitude of my redeemed, Shall enter heaven, long absent. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army. [1913 Webster]

3. To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

10. To deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map, etc.); as, ``entered according to act of Congress.'' [1913 Webster]

11. To initiate; to introduce favorably. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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