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, entireadjective

    uncastrated adult male horse

  2. entire, full, totaladjective

    constituting the full quantity or extent; complete

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

  3. 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"

  4. entireadjective

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

  5. entire, intactadjective

    (used of domestic animals) sexually competent

    "an entire horse"

Wiktionary

  1. entirenoun

    An uncastrated horse; a stallion.

  2. entirenoun

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

  3. entireadjective

    whole; complete

    We had the entire building to ourselves for the evening.

  4. entireadjective

    Having a smooth margin without any indentation.

  5. entireadjective

    Complex-differentiable on all of u2102.

  6. entireadjective

    Not gelded.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entireadjective

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

  2. Entireadjective

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

  3. Entireadjective

    consisting of a single piece, as a corolla

  4. Entireadjective

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

  5. Entireadjective

    not gelded; -- said of a horse

  6. Entireadjective

    internal; interior

  7. Entirenoun

    entirely

  8. Entirenoun

    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.

Entomology

  1. Entire

    with an even unbroken margin: said of wings when they are not divided or cut into.

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?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Ryan Cleckner:

    I ’m glad the federal government is not targeting and burdening an entire industry anymore, but there is no guarantee all banks are going to start doing business with firearms dealers.

  2. Fred Pizzi:

    I’m not one to crack under pressure, i feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders, but I do feel like I’m given an opportunity to show my daughter just to believe in yourself—and she’s been with me the entire way.

  3. Attorney Jay Kanzler:

    The entire story is preposterous and laughable, (The filmmaker) owes an apology to the store owner, the community of Ferguson, and the police officers who put their lives on the line because of his recklessness.

  4. Katy Gough:

    It was the most spontaneous decision I have ever made in my entire life, i decided to do a small video about my tics soon after being diagnosed.

  5. Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan:

    This is a very difficult time for our organization, our department and really the entire Chandler community, just take a moment and remember and be mindful of the brave men and women who are out there daily helping to keep our community safe.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. descant
    • B. monish
    • C. abet
    • D. gloat

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