What does entire mean?

Definitions for entire
ɛnˈtaɪəren·tire

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word entire.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stallion, entire(adj)

    uncastrated adult male horse

  2. entire, full, total(adj)

    constituting the full quantity or extent; complete

    "an entire town devastated by an earthquake"; "gave full attention"; "a total failure"

  3. 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"

  4. entire(adj)

    (of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes

  5. entire, intact(adj)

    (used of domestic animals) sexually competent

    "an entire horse"

Wiktionary

  1. entire(Noun)

    An uncastrated horse; a stallion.

  2. entire(Noun)

    A complete envelope with stamps and all official markings: (prior to the use of envelopes) a page folded and posted.

  3. entire(Adjective)

    whole; complete

    We had the entire building to ourselves for the evening.

  4. entire(Adjective)

    Having a smooth margin without any indentation.

  5. entire(Adjective)

    Complex-differentiable on all of u2102.

  6. entire(Adjective)

    Not gelded.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entire(adj)

    complete in all parts; undivided; undiminished; whole; full and perfect; not deficient; as, the entire control of a business; entire confidence, ignorance

  2. Entire(adj)

    without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally whole; pure; faithful

  3. Entire(adj)

    consisting of a single piece, as a corolla

  4. Entire(adj)

    having an evenly continuous edge, as a leaf which has no kind of teeth

  5. Entire(adj)

    not gelded; -- said of a horse

  6. Entire(adj)

    internal; interior

  7. Entire(noun)

    entirely

  8. Entire(noun)

    a name originally given to a kind of beer combining qualities of different kinds of beer

Freebase

  1. Entire

    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

  1. Entire

    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

  1. entire

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. entire

    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

  1. Entire

    A word still to be met with on old tavern signs. It meant different qualities of ale or beer drawn from one cask.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'entire' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2120

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'entire' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3712

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'entire' in Adjectives Frequency: #281

How to pronounce entire?

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How to say entire in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of entire in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of entire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of entire in a Sentence

  1. John Fowler:

    We have recently noticed a sizable uptick in clients who are more interested in sharing their wealth in the form of experiential gifts, it might mean taking the entire family on a cruise, or paying the airfare to fly in to see grandma and grandpa in Arizona, Colorado, or Florida. At the end of the day our clients realize stuff is just stuff, but with a little effort, they can create a memory for their families that will last a lifetime.

  2. Frank Marshall:

    David Fincher and Kathy built the [ pirate ] ship on the stage and when David Fincher and Kathy went to film the ship Steven [ Spielberg ] wanted the entire ship to be in the frame, but there had been a small error made in looking at the perspective so David Fincher and Kathy had to open the door of the stage and put the camera outside to get all of the ship inside the frame.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Whenever I read history, and try to understand a character of Vampire that survives in its Gloomy House after sucking the blood of a virgin. Indeed, it defines an illusion. If I compare that with the White House, where ever, it exists; transparently, it demonstrates the same description; however, it falls not under an illusion; it verifies a reality of survival. The solution everyone knows, need only the courage for the peace of entire humanity on the blue planet.

  4. Gaynelle Gosselin:

    If you become educated, you will have the best chance of helping yourself and your entire family.

  5. oscar wilde, Quoted in Ellmann:

    It often happens that the real tragedies in life occur in such an inarticulate manner that they hurt one by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.

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