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Enter is sometimes a misspelling of entered.

The word enter is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the verb enter

What does enter mean as a doing word?

Enter is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: entered | entering | enters

  1. to come or go into
  2. become a participant; be involved in
    • examples: enter a race | enter an agreement | enter a drug treatment program | enter negotiations
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonym of enter: participate
    • antonym of enter: drop out
    • more specific word: jump = enter eagerly into
  3. register formally as a participant or member
  4. be or play a part of or in
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of enter: figure
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  5. make a record of; set down in permanent form
  6. come on stage
  7. take on duties or office
  8. put or introduce into something
  9. set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

Alternative definition of the verb enter


  1. To go into (a room, etc.)
  2. [transitive] To type (something) into a computer; to input


  1. Enter is a musical group.
  2. Enter is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Enter Ghost, Enter Twilight, Enter My Silence, Enter the Haggis and Enter the Nightmare.


  1. "Enter" is the debut studio album by Dutch symphonic/gothic metal band Within Temptation, released by DSFA Records in 1997. The album prominently features lead singer Sharon den Adel's vocals as well as guitarist Robert Westerholt's gruff death metal growls. Lex Vogelaar, founder of the Dutch death metal band Orphanage, supplied the guitar parts for "Pearls of Light", as well as producing the album, and Orphanage vocalist George Oosthoek performed some of the growls on "Deep Within".
  2. "Enter" is the second release but first full-length album by Russian Circles. It was released on Flameshovel Records on May 16, 2006. The band's use of fade off at the end of each song allows the album to flow continuously. All tracks first appeared on their self-titled EP, with the exception of "Micah" and "Enter.
  3. "Enter" is the debut album by American electro group Cybotron, released in 1983.
    • genre: Techno
    • released in (32 years ago)
  4. "Enter" is a musical album of Swan Lee.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  5. "Enter" is DJ Kentaro's first album of original music, released on 2007-04-23 on the Ninja Tune label.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  6. "Enter" is a musical album of MAV.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  7. "Enter" is a musical album of The Coil of Sihn.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  8. "Enter" a.k.a. "Enter!" is a musical single of Haruko Momoi.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  9. "Enter" is a musical EP of The Koxx.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  10. "ENTER" is a musical album of JENJEN.
    • released on
  11. "Enter" is a musical EP of Forbidden Forest.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  12. "Enter" is a musical album of Ingen Ansikten.


Enter was an American magazine published from October 1983 to May 1985 by Children's Television Workshop. Only 17 issues were printed.

Phrases with Enter

Phrases starting with the word Enter:

  1. Enter-
  2. Enter'd
  3. enter into
  4. enter upon

Phrases ending with the word Enter:

  1. re-enter
  2. Do Not Enter

Other phrase containing the word Enter:

  1. it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Enter

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Google previewApplied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences (2016)

Analyses with SAS and IBM's SPSS by Keenan A. Pituch, James Paul Stevens

In this procedure the first variable to enter is the one that maximizes separation among the groups. The next variable ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1979)

Volume 11 - Minicomputers to PASCAL by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE- MEDLARS AND MEDLINE -1011-03— please log in: nlm;bcn PLEASE ENTER /LOGIN /login PLEASE ENTER USERID OR LOGON Notes (Step 1: Connection to network; user tells network type of ...

Google previewDictionary of Carbohydrates on CD-ROM (1999)

by Peter M. Collins

Examples of combining search terms AND To find all compounds which are both sweet and used as excipients enter the following search in the All text field: SWEET*&EXCIPIENT OR To find all compounds which are used as foodstuffs or in ...

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Usage statistics about enter

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb enter:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb enter and its most common antonym:


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Quotes about Enter

One voice can enter ten ears, but ten voices cannot enter one ear. (Leone Levi)
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Scrabble value of E1N1T1E1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ENTER

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