Definitions for Entire
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Entire.
uncastrated adult male horse
entire, full, totaladjective
constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
"an entire town devastated by an earthquake"; "gave full attention"; "a total failure"
integral, entire, intactadjective
constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged
"a local motion keepeth bodies integral"- Bacon; "was able to keep the collection entire during his lifetime"; "fought to keep the union intact"
(of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes
(used of domestic animals) sexually competent
"an entire horse"
An uncastrated horse; a stallion.
A complete envelope with stamps and all official markings: (prior to the use of envelopes) a page folded and posted.
We had the entire building to ourselves for the evening.
Having a smooth margin without any indentation.
Complex-differentiable on all of .
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: entier, French; integer, Latin.
It is not safe to divide, but to extol the entire, still in general. Francis Bacon, Collection of Good and Evil.
An antique model of the famous Laocoon is the more remarkable, as it is entire in those parts where the statue is maimed. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Water and earth, composed of old worn particles and fragments of particles, would not be of the same nature and texture now with water and earth composed of entire particles in the beginning. Isaac Newton, Opt.
The church of Rome hath rightly also considered that publick prayer is a duty entire in itself, a duty requisite to be performed much oftener than sermons can possibly be made. Hook.
Love’s not love,
When it is mingled with regards that stand
Aloof from th’ entire point. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
An action is entire when it is complete in all its parts; or, as Aristotle describes it, when it consists of a beginning, a middle, and an end. Spectator, №. 267.
He run a course more entire with the king of Arragon, but more laboured and officious with the king of Castile. Francis Bacon.
Entire and sure the monarch’s rule must prove,
Who founds her greatness on her subjects love. Matthew Prior.
Wrath shall be no more
Thenceforth, but in thy presence joy entire. John Milton, P. Lost.
No man had ever a heart more entire to the king, the church, or his country; but he never studied the easiest ways those ends. Edward Hyde.
They had many persons, of whose entire affections they were well assured. Edward Hyde, b. viii.
Then back to fight again, new breathed and entire. F. Q.
Entire can be defined as including everything or everyone in a particular group or category, without any exceptions or exclusions. It refers to the complete or whole extent or amount of something.
complete in all parts; undivided; undiminished; whole; full and perfect; not deficient; as, the entire control of a business; entire confidence, ignorance
without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally whole; pure; faithful
consisting of a single piece, as a corolla
having an evenly continuous edge, as a leaf which has no kind of teeth
not gelded; -- said of a horse
a name originally given to a kind of beer combining qualities of different kinds of beer
In animal fancy and animal husbandry, entire indicates an animal has not been desexed, i.e., spayed or neutered. Animals are desexed for selective breeding purposes. Males may also be neutered in order to make them more tractable or meatier. A specialized vocabulary has arisen for neutered animals of given species. Except where a desexed pet is desirable, entire animals usually fetch much higher prices than castrated ones, mostly because they retain the ability to breed. There are various health effects of the decision to leave an animal intact, or to castrate it. Leaving a female animal intact may lead to such complications as ovarian cysts, uterine infections such as pyometra, and cancer of the reproductive tract. In small animals such as dogs and cats, the ovaries and uterus are removed eliminating the possibility of disease in these organs. By de-sexing or spaying the female, the animal is surgically sterilized and cannot get pregnant; this however, may lead to weight gain in the pet and may not be able to burn as many calories in their daily activities. This can be avoided by reducing the food intake once the female has been surgically sterilized to prevent unnecessary weight gain. In addition to a reduced caloric intake, increasing the animals daily physical activity once recovered from surgery will help reduce the chance of weight gain after being de-sexed.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en-tīr′, adj. whole: complete: unmingled: not castrated, specially of a horse.—n. the whole: completeness: a stallion: porter or stout as delivered from the brewery.—adv. Entire′ly.—ns. Entire′ness, Entire′ty, completeness: the whole.—In its entirety, in its completeness. [O. Fr. entier—L. integer, whole, from in, not, tangĕre, to touch.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A line of men in one continued row by the side of each other. When behind each other, they are said to be in file.
The total or complete amount.
The entire poplulation is delighted with joy at the release of Nazanie Zaghari Ratcliffe.
Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020
Etymology and Origins
A word still to be met with on old tavern signs. It meant different qualities of ale or beer drawn from one cask.
with an even unbroken margin: said of wings when they are not divided or cut into.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Entire' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2120
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Entire' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3712
Rank popularity for the word 'Entire' in Adjectives Frequency: #281
The numerical value of Entire in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Entire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
Jurors are looking the entire time, some glare and stare at the defendant the entire trial.
Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world; and whoever rescues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world.
Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world and whoever resues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world.
Tragedies that involve our men and women in uniform affect our entire city and touch every member of our law enforcement community, we are deeply saddened by this loss, and our hearts and prayers are with the officer's friends and family and with the entire HANO [Housing Authority of New Orleans] family during this very difficult time. NOPD and HANO will work very closely to identify and arrest those responsible for this heinous assault.
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