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enter +‎ -er


enterer (plural enterers)

  1. One who enters.
    • 1585, Arthur Golding (translator), The Worke of Pomponius Mela, the Cosmographer, concerninge the Situation of the World, London: Thomas Hacket, Book 1, Chapter 13, “Of Cilicia,” p. 23,[1]
      When ye come to the bottome, there againe openeth an other Caue, woorthy to be spoken of for other things. It maketh the enterers into it afraide with the din of Timbrels, which make a gastly and great ratling within.
    • 1760, John Scott, “Elegy Written at the Approach of Winter” in Four Elegies: Descriptive and Moral, London: J. Buckland et al., p. 20,[2] (cited by Anna Seward in a letter to Mrs Hayley dated 27 July, 1790, in Letters of Anna Seward, Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1811, Volume 3, p. 30,[3]),
      Who dreams of Nature Free from Nature’s Strife?
      The Hope-flush’d Ent’rer on the Stage of Life,
      The Youth to Knowledge unchastis’d by Woe!
    • 1922, E. E. Cummings, The Enormous Room, New York: Boni and Liveright, Chapter 3, p. 39,[4]
      The door being minutely opened, one guard and the water painfully entered. The other guard remained at the door, gun in readiness. The water was set down, and the enterer assumed a perpendicular position which I thought merited recognition; accordingly I said “Merci” politely []