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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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Robert Menendez:

    Whenever I pursued [ the subject ], either in individual conversation or in questions before the full committee, no one alluded that there were any conversations going on with the Castro regime, one would begin to wonder to what degree State Department was engaged in all this. Certainly, as someone who is going to continue to have a leadership role on the committee on Senate Foreign Relations, it's going to create a doubt in my mind when State Department witnesses come before the committee. Are State Department witnesses either telling us the entire truth, or are State Department witnesses just shunned out of the process by White House ? Either way, it's going to create some real concerns( over) the veracity of what we're hearing in testimony, as we move forward.

  2. Joshua Bhatt:

    The sea was roaring in, flooding the entire main deck.

  3. David Bier:

    It tells me that the party is more interested in reducing the number of foreigners in the United States than in reducing illegal immigration, one reason to allow people to immigrate legally is to reduce the incentives to come illegally, and so this entire portion of that immigration bill is working at cross-purposes to the goal of securing the border and reducing illegal immigration.

  4. James Comey:

    And it would be something that our entire country -- again, Democrats and Republican -- that is higher than all the normal fights about policy.

  5. Mary Johnson:

    The lower the benefit the lower the Medicare Part B premium people were paying in 2017 and the more they need to reach $134, the upshot is Part B will take their entire COLA.

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