- 1Come or go into (a place): [with object]: she entered the kitchen [no object]: the door opened and Karl entered • figurative reading the Bible, we enter into an amazing new world of thoughtsMore example sentences
go in/into, come in/into, get in/into, set foot in, cross the threshold of, gain access to, infiltrate, access
- To enter into dialogue with a culture that does not possess the ontological security of majority cultures is to enter a representational space of intimacy.
- We entered the City at the original site of Temple Bar and descended Fleet Street, now a mere shadow of its former journalistic self.
- As planned, Buddha enters the City to attend a feast.
- 1.1 [no object] Used as a stage direction to indicate when a character comes on stage: enter HamletMore example sentences
- As they exit from the stage, enter three beautiful women from Ukraine, dressed in vibrant costumes.
- 2 [with object] Begin to be involved in: in 1941 America entered the warMore example sentences
- In the last surviving section, the betrothed is introduced to and enters her new Byzantine family.
- The national interest analysis notes some of the disadvantages to New Zealand in entering a closer economic partnership with Thailand.
- 2.1Become a member of or start working in (an institution or profession): that autumn, he entered collegeMore example sentences
- Following this he became a Schools Inspector, entering at this stage the same profession as that of his father.
- The condition he has was discovered while he was a teenager and had been treated and noted before he entered Yale.
- Suggest a book for someone considering entering the Catholic Church.
- 2.2Register as a competitor or participant in (a tournament, race, or examination).More example sentences
sign on/up for, put one's name down for, register for, enroll in/for, go in for; compete in, take part in, participate in
- Nevertheless, success in the Islamic Games' tennis and entering the World Group play-offs are the landmarks of our national tennis.
- I am working towards entering the City of Glasgow Great Scottish Run on September 8.
- Luxembourg have entered the World Cup 15 times and finished bottom of their qualifying group every time.
- 2.3Start or reach (a stage or period of time) in an activity or situation: the election campaign entered its final phaseMore example sentences
- It is expected to transform every life stage it enters.
- He also noted that the party is entering its 20th year in existence on December 21.
- 3Write or key (information) in a book, computer, etc., so as to record it: children can enter the data into the computerMore example sentences
- Secondly, you can deliberately enter information about yourself into a digital profile.
- So when you enter your information, it's going to a criminal somewhere in the Internet, who's taking that data and using it for financial crime.
- Users can use it to enter information about themselves on any web site without having to type it in manually every time.
- 3.1 Law Submit (a statement) in an official capacity, usually in a court of law: an attorney entered a plea of guilty on her behalfMore example sentences
- In nearly all cases, the defendant enters a guilty plea before trial.
- During a hearing on Monday, his solicitor entered no plea and made no application for bail.
- She too had been given an indication that upon such pleas being entered, the prosecution would not proceed further against her husband.
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- A key on a computer keyboard that is used to perform various functions, such as executing a command or selecting options on a menu.More example sentences
- The games are rather shallow and require only the use of the four arrow keys and the enter key on your keyboard, or a couple of buttons on your controller.
- The main problems for me personally were the backspace key and the enter key.
- She hit the enter key to the shield computer, running the program she had kept quiet about.
- Become involved in (an activity, situation, or matter): they have entered into a relationshipMore example sentences
- Remember we entered into this activity with the support of 30 other nations.
- The high cost of fuel should not be an excuse to take advantage of the situation and enter into a speculative price frenzy.
- Whenever a researcher enters into a secretive situation such as commercial-in-confidence research or military research, they effectively disappear from view.
- Undertake to bind oneself by (an agreement or other commitment): the council entered into an agreement with a private firmMore example sentences
- One aspect of the post-Cancun phase is that agreements entered into there are binding in law at every level of government.
- Cohabiting couples have not publicly entered into legally binding agreements.
- People need to be reminded that not too long ago, married women did not have the right to own land, or the right to enter into binding legal agreements.
- Form part of or be a factor in: medical ethics also enter into the questionMore example sentences
- Well, it appears that there are a number of factors that are entering into this.
- There are all kinds of subjective factors that enter into it.
- Certain extraneous factors deserve to enter into selection of a name.
- 1 • formal Begin (an activity or job); start to pursue (a particular course in life): he entered upon a turbulent political careerMore example sentences
- Here, as before, the stress seems to be upon personal dedication, the manner and frame of mind in which a certain course is entered upon and sustained.
- The government has entered on a collision course with the education community over its new law to reform the university system.
- It was also intended to build an Institute to ‘benefit those who are older in years or who have sufficient energy to enter upon a course of self-improvement’.
- 2 Law (As a legal entitlement) go freely into property as or as if the owner.More example sentences
- The position of my client was that he deliberately did not terminate the lease so as to ensure she had a legal capacity to enter upon the land.
- It prohibits the appellant from entering on the property of the specified persons for any reason whatsoever.
- In addition, these minutes permitted the plaintiff to enter upon their property, at the lakefront, from time to time, for the purpose of painting, sketching and drawing the landscape.
Middle English: from Old French entrer, from Latin intrare, from intra 'within'.