AskDefine | Define enter

Dictionary Definition



1 to come or go into; "the boat entered an area of shallow marshes" [syn: come in, get into, get in, go into, go in, move into] [ant: exit]
2 become a participant; be involved in; "enter a race"; "enter an agreement"; "enter a drug treatment program"; "enter negotiations" [syn: participate] [ant: drop out]
3 register formally as a participant or member; "The party recruited many new members" [syn: enroll, inscribe, enrol, recruit]
4 be or play a part of or in; "Elections figure prominently in every government program"; "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?" [syn: figure]
5 make a record of; set down in permanent form [syn: record, put down]
6 come on stage
7 put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text" [syn: insert, infix, introduce]
8 take on duties or office; "accede to the throne" [syn: accede]
9 set out on (an enterprise, subject of study, etc.); "she embarked upon a new career" [syn: embark]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To go into (a room, etc.)
  2. To type (something) into a computer.


Derived terms


to go into (a room, etc.)
to type into a computer


  1. The "Enter" key on a computer keyboard.
  2. A stroke on that key.



from integer


  1. entire
  2. complete


  1. whole number, integer
  2. a complete lottery ticket (made up of ten dècims)



Latin imputare



Extensive Definition

Enter or ENTER can mean:
It is also title of several magazines:

See also

enter in Catalan: Enter
enter in Danish: Enter
enter in German: Enter
enter in French: Enter
enter in Dutch: Enter
enter in Polish: Enter
enter in Russian: Enter
enter in Finnish: Enter
enter in Turkish: Enter

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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