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v. en·tered, en·ter·ing, en·ters
1. To come or go into: The train entered the tunnel.
2. To penetrate; pierce: The bullet entered the victim's skull.
3. To introduce; insert: She entered the probe into the patient's artery.
a. To become a participant, member, or part of; join: too old to enter the army; entered the discussion at a crucial moment.
b. To gain admission to (a school, for example).
5. To cause to become a participant, member, or part of; enroll: entered the children in private school; entered dahlias in a flower show.
6. To embark on; begin: With Sputnik, the Soviet Union entered the space age.
7. To make a beginning in; take up: entered medicine.
8. To write or put in: entered our names in the guest book; enters the data into the computer.
9. To place formally on record; submit: enter a plea of not guilty; enter a complaint.
10. To go to or occupy in order to claim possession of (land).
11. To report (a ship or cargo) to customs.
1. To come or go in; make an entry: As the president entered, the band played "Hail to the Chief."
2. To effect penetration.
3. To become a member or participant.
A key on a keyboard or keypad used to enter or confirm a command or other textual input.
Phrasal Verbs:
enter into
1. To participate in; take an active role or interest in: enter into politics; enter into negotiations.
2. To become party to (a contract): The nations entered into a trade agreement.
3. To become a component of; form a part of: Financial matters entered into the discussion.
4. To consider; investigate: The report entered into the effect of high interest rates on the market.
enter on (or upon)
1. To set out on; begin: We enter on a new era in our history.
2. To begin considering; take up: After discussing the budget deficit, they entered on the problem of raising taxes.
3. To take possession of: She entered upon the estate of her uncle.

[Middle English entren, from Old French entrer, from Latin intrāre, from intrā, inside; see en in Indo-European roots.]

en′ter·a·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entering - a movement into or inwardentering - a movement into or inward    
change of location, travel - a movement through space that changes the location of something
encroachment, intrusion, invasion - any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"
2.entering - the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance"
arrival - the act of arriving at a certain place; "they awaited her arrival"
incursion - the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers); "the incursion of television into the American living room"
intrusion - entrance by force or without permission or welcome
irruption - a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in; "the recent irruption of bad manners"
entree - the act of entering; "she made a graceful entree into the ballroom"
enrollment, enrolment, registration - the act of enrolling
penetration - the act of entering into or through something; "the penetration of upper management by women"
admission, admittance - the act of admitting someone to enter; "the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic"
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So, entering "San Francisco" will lead you to the city by the Bay, whereas San Francisco without quotes could return San Diego, San Mateo or even San Juan.
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Entering game information can be done right off the start.