Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To come or go into; to pass into the interior of; to pass within the outer cover or shell of; to penetrate; to pierce;
entera house, a closet, a country, a door, etc.; the river
That darksome cave they
I, . . . with the multitude of my redeemed,
enterheaven, long absent.
To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of;
enteran association, a college, an army
To engage in; to become occupied with;
enterthe legal profession, the book trade, etc.
To pass within the limits of; to attain; to begin; to commence upon;
enterone’s teens, a new era, a new dispensation
To cause to go (into), or to be received (into); to put in; to insert; to cause to be admitted;
entera knife into a piece of wood, a wedge into a log; to
entera boy at college, a horse for a race, etc.
To inscribe; to enroll; to record;
entera name, or a date, in a book, or a book in a catalogue; to
enterthe particulars of a sale in an account, a manifest of a ship or of merchandise at the customhouse.
To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them.
To place in regular form before the court, usually in writing; to put upon record in proper from and order;
entera writ, appearance, rule, or judgment
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
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 of preëmption.
To deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map, etc.);
enteredaccording to act of Congress
To initiate; to introduce favorably.
To go or come in; – often with in used pleonastically; also, to begin; to take the first steps.“The year entering.”
No evil thing approach nor
Truth is fallen in the street, and equity can not
Is. lix. 14.
For we which have believed do
Heb. iv. 3.
To get admission; to introduce one's self; to penetrate; to form or constitute a part; to become a partaker or participant; to share; to engage; – usually with into; sometimes with on or upon;
as, a ball
entersinto the body; water
entersinto a ship; he
entersinto the plan; to
enterinto a quarrel; a merchant
entersinto partnership with some one; to
enterupon another's land; the boy
enterson his tenth year; to
enterupon a task; lead
entersinto the composition of pewter.
To penetrate mentally; to consider attentively; – with into.
He is particularly pleased with . . . Sallust for his
enteringinto internal principles of action.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To move or pass into place, in any manner whatever; to come or go in; to walk or ride in; to flow in; to pierce or penetrate. A man enters a house; an army enters a city or a camp; a river enters the sea; a sword enters the body; the air enters a room at every crevice.
2.To advance into, in the progress of life; as, a youth has entered his tenth year.
3.To begin in a business, employment or service; to enlist or engage in; as, the soldier entered the service at eighteen years of age.
4.To become a member of; as, to enter college; to enter a society.
5.To admit or introduce; as, the youth was entered a member of College.
6.To set down in writing; to set an account in a book or register; as, the clerk entered the account or charge in the journal; he entered debt and credit at the time.
7.To set down, as a name; to enroll; as, to enter a name in the enlistment.
8.To lodge a manifest of goods at the custom-house, and gain admittance or permission to land; as, to enter goods. We say also, to enter a ship at the custom-house.
1.To flow in; as, water enters into a ship.
2.To pierce; to penetrate; as, a ball or an arrow enters into the body.
3.To penetrate mentally; as, to enter into the principles of action.
4.To engage in; as, to enter into business or service; to enter into visionary projects.
5.To be initiated in; as, to enter into a taste of pleasure or magnificence.
6.To be an ingredient; to form a constituent part. Lead enters into the composition of pewter.