- enter [ent′ər]vt.[ME entren < OFr entrer < L intrare < intra, within, inside: see INTRA-]1. to come or go in or into2. to force a way into; penetrate; pierce [the bullet entered his body]3. to put into; insert4. to write down in a record, list, diary, etc.; make an entry of5.a) to list as a participant in a competition, race, etc.b) to become a participant in (a contest)6. to join; become a part or member of (a political party, school, club, etc.)7. to get (a person, etc.) admitted8. to start upon; begin [to enter a career]9. to present for consideration; submit, esp. formally or officially [to enter a protest]10. to register (a ship or cargo) at a customhouse11. to input (data, a password, etc.) into a computer or other electronic device12. Lawa) to place on record before a courtb) to go upon or into (land or property) and take possession☆ c) to file a claim for (a parcel of public land)vi.1. to come or go into some place; make an entrance: also used as a stage direction meaning “he (or she) comes, or they come, on stage”2. to pierce; penetrate——————enter into1. to engage in; take part in [to enter into a conversation]2. to form a part or component of; be or become a factor in3. to deal with; discuss4. to sympathize with; appreciate and share [to enter into the spirit of an occasion]——————enter on or enter upon1. to begin; set out on; start2. to begin to possess or enjoy; take possession of
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.