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[ree-en-ter] /riˈɛn tər/
verb (used with object)
to enter again:
The guests reentered the reception room after dinner.
to participate in once more; resume:
to reenter politics after a long absence; mothers reentering the work force after their children are grown.
to record again, as in a list or account.
verb (used without object)
to enter again:
The butler exits and reenters at stage left.
Also, re-enter.
Origin of reenter
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see re-, enter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for reenter
  • Poorly paid and abused adjunct faculty should quit their jobs and reenter the labor market.
  • One may be tempted to go behind the given and invent something better, to attempt to reenter life at a more advantageous point.
  • The fillet ties the existing shoulder into the resurfaced roadway and allows a vehicle to reenter the roadway safely.
  • The stairwells will always be accessible as the means to exit the building, but cannot be used by the occupants to reenter.
  • It was hoped that by this time the city would be in a position to reenter the bond market on its own.
Slang definitions & phrases for reenter



To cease feeling the effects of a narcotic; descend from a narcotic ecstasy

[Narcotics; fr the reentry of a space vehicle into the earth's atmosphere]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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