uncastrated adult male horse
entire, full, total(adj)
constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
"an entire town devastated by an earthquake"; "gave full attention"; "a total failure"
integral, entire, intact(adj)
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.
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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.]
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.
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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
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