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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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
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
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.
(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.
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
11. To initiate; to introduce favorably. [Obs.] --Shak.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "entered":
booked, cadastral, cataloged, documented, down, enrolled,
enumerated, filed, indexed, inscribed, inventorial, itemized,
legal, listed, logged, minuted, of record, official, on file,
on record, on the books, posted, programmed, recorded, registered,
scheduled, tabulated, tallied, written down
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