What does entirely mean?

Definitions for entirely
ɛnˈtaɪər lien·tire·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, altogether, wholeadverb

    to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

    "he was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the meal"; "it was completely different from what we expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach"; "a whole new idea"

  2. entirely, exclusively, solely, alone, onlyadverb

    without any others being included or involved

    "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a privilege granted only to him"

Wiktionary

  1. entirelyadverb

    to the full or entire extent.

  2. entirelyadverb

    to the exclusion of others.

    This part of the park is used entirely by the workers, everyone else will have to go to the other side.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Entirelyadverb

    Etymology: from entire.

    Euphrates, running, sinketh partly into the lakes of Chaldea, and falls not entirely into the Persian sea. Walter Raleigh, History.

    Here finish’d he, and all that he had made
    View’d, and beheld! all was entirely good. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Chyle may be said to be a vegetable juice in the stomach and intestines; and, poured upon blood, it seems like oil: as it passeth into the lacteals it grows still more animal, and when it has circulated often with the blood, it is entirely so. Arbuth.

    General consent entirely altered the whole frame of their government. Jonathan Swift.

    Which when his pensive lady saw from far,
    Great woe and sorrow did her soul assay,
    As weening that the sad end of the war,
    And ’gan to highest God entirely pray. Fairy Queen, b. i.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entirelyadverb

    in an entire manner; wholly; completely; fully; as, the trace is entirely lost

  2. Entirelyadverb

    without alloy or mixture; truly; sincerely

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'entirely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1531

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'entirely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1634

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'entirely' in Adverbs Frequency: #138

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of entirely in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of entirely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of entirely in a Sentence

  1. Helen Williams:

    Our results provide tantalizing evidence for the presence of deep magma ocean crystals formed from a time when the Earth was almost entirely molten.

  2. North Korea:

    I never, never should have allowed myself to be lured by the United States administration to commit a crime in this country. I wish that the United States administration never manipulate people like myself in the future to commit crimes against foreign countries. I entirely beg you, the people and government of the DPRK, for your forgiveness. Please ! I made the worst mistake of my life !

  3. Willa Cather:

    The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.

  4. Benoit Mandelbrot:

    Science would be ruined if (like sports) it were to put competition above everything else, and if it were to clarify the rules of competition by withdrawing entirely into narrowly defined specialties. The rare scholars who are nomads-by-choice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines.

  5. Hamid Karzai:

    I hope (the United States) will change and they will now focus entirely on helping and building a stronger, better Afghanistan.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. motile
    • B. askant
    • C. ostensive
    • D. inexpiable

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