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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enter  \En"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Entered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Entering}.]  [OE.  entren,  enteren,  F.  entrer,  fr  L.  intrare 
  fr  intro  inward,  contr.  fr  intero  (sc.  loco),  fr  inter  in 
  between,  between.  See  {Inter-},  {In},  and  cf  {Interior}.] 
  1.  To  come  or  go  into  to  pass  into  the  interior  of  to  pass 
  within  the  outer  cover  or  shell  of  to  penetrate;  to 
  pierce;  as  to  enter  a  house,  a  closet,  a  country,  a  door, 
  etc.;  the  river  enters  the  sea. 
 
  That  darksome  cave  they  enter  --Spenser. 
 
  I,  .  .  .  with  the  multitude  of  my  redeemed,  Shall 
  enter  heaven,  long  absent.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  unite  in  to  join  to  be  admitted  to  to  become  a 
  member  of  as  to  enter  an  association,  a  college,  an 
  army. 
 
  3.  To  engage  in  to  become  occupied  with  as  to  enter  the 
  legal  profession,  the  book  trade  etc 
 
  4.  To  pass  within  the  limits  of  to  attain;  to  begin;  to 
  commence  upon  as  to  enter  one's  teens,  a  new  era,  a  new 
  dispensation. 
 
  5.  To  cause  to  go  (into),  or  to  be  received  (into);  to  put 
  in  to  insert;  to  cause  to  be  admitted;  as  to  enter  a 
  knife  into  a  piece  of  wood,  a  wedge  into  a  log  to  enter  a 
  boy  at  college,  a  horse  for  a  race,  etc 
 
  6.  To  inscribe;  to  enroll;  to  record;  as  to  enter  a  name  or 
  a  date,  in  a  book,  or  a  book  in  a  catalogue;  to  enter  the 
  particulars  of  a  sale  in  an  account,  a  manifest  of  a  ship 
  or  of  merchandise  at  the  customhouse. 
 
  7.  (Law) 
  a  To  go  into  or  upon  as  lands,  and  take  actual 
  possession  of  them 
  b  To  place  in  regular  form  before  the  court,  usually  in 
  writing;  to  put  upon  record  in  proper  from  and  order 
  as  to  enter  a  writ,  appearance,  rule  or  judgment. 
  --Burrill. 
 
  8.  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  {Entry},  4. 
 
  9.  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  pf 
  pre["e]mption.  [U.S.]  --Abbott. 
 
  10.  To  deposit  for  copyright  the  title  or  description  of  (a 
  book,  picture,  map,  etc.);  as  ``entered  according  to  act 
  of  Congress.'' 
 
  11.  To  initiate;  to  introduce  favorably.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 




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