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Meaning of ENTIRE

Pronunciation:  en'tIr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  uncastrated adult male horse
  2. [adj]  constituting the full quantity or extent; complete; "an entire town devastated by an earthquake"; "gave full attention"; "a total failure"
  3. [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. [adj]  (used of domestic animals) sexually competent; "an entire horse"
  5. [adj]  (of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes

ENTIRE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: full, intact, integral, smooth, stallion, total, uncastrated, whole
 See Also: male horse, stud, studhorse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \En*tire"\, a. [F. entier, L. integer untouched,
    undiminished, entire; pref. in-, negative + the root of
    tangere to touch. See {Tangent}, and cf. {Integer}.]
    1. Complete in all parts; undivided; undiminished; whole;
       full and perfect; not deficient; as, the entire control of
       a business; entire confidence, ignorance.
             That ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
                                                   --James i. 4.
             With strength entire and free will armed. --Milton.
             One entire and perfect chrysolite.    --Shak.
    2. Without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally
       whole; pure; faithful.
             Pure fear and entire cowardice.       --Shak.
             No man had ever a heart more entire to the king.
    3. (Bot.)
       (a) Consisting of a single piece, as a corolla.
       (b) Having an evenly continuous edge, as a leaf which has
           no kind of teeth.
    4. Not gelded; -- said of a horse.
    5. Internal; interior. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    Syn: See {Whole}, and {Radical}.
  2. \En*tire"\, n.
    1. Entirely. ``Too long to print in entire.'' --Thackeray.
    2. (Brewing) A name originally given to a kind of beer
       combining qualities of different kinds of beer. [Eng.]
       ``Foker's Entire.'' --Thackeray.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Complete; not missing parts.
  2. Having a smooth margin, not dissected or toothed.
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