enter

[ en-ter ]
/ ˈɛn tər /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

Verb Phrases

enter into,
  1. to participate in; engage in.
  2. to investigate; consider: We will enter into the question of inherited characteristics at a future time.
  3. to sympathize with; share in.
  4. to form a constituent part or ingredient of: There is another factor that enters into the situation.
  5. to go into a particular state: to enter into a state of suspended animation.

Origin of enter

1200–50; Middle English entren < Old French entrer < Latin intrāre to enter, derivative of intrā within

Related forms

Can be confused

enter inter

Definition for enter (2 of 2)

enter-


variant of entero- before a vowel: enteritis.
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British Dictionary definitions for enter

enter

/ (ˈɛntə) /

verb

Derived Forms

enterable, adjectiveenterer, noun

Word Origin for enter

C13: from Old French entrer, from Latin intrāre to go in, from intrā within
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Medicine definitions for enter

enter-


pref.

Variant ofentero-
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