from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no part excluded or left out; whole: I read the entire book. See Synonyms at whole.
  • adj. With no reservations or limitations; complete: gave us his entire attention.
  • adj. All in one piece; intact.
  • adj. Of one piece; continuous.
  • adj. Not castrated.
  • adj. Botany Not having an indented margin: an entire leaf.
  • adj. Unmixed or unalloyed; pure or homogenous.
  • n. The whole; the entirety.
  • n. An uncastrated horse; a stallion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. whole; complete
  • adj. Having a smooth margin without any indentation.
  • adj. Complex-differentiable on all of ℂ.
  • adj. Not gelded.
  • n. An uncastrated horse; a stallion.
  • n. A complete envelope with stamps and all official markings: (prior to the use of envelopes) a page folded and posted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Complete in all parts; undivided; undiminished; whole; full and perfect; not deficient
  • adj. Without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally whole; pure; faithful.
  • adj.
  • adj. Consisting of a single piece, as a corolla.
  • adj. Having an evenly continuous edge, as a leaf which has no kind of teeth.
  • adj. Not gelded; -- said of a horse.
  • adj. Internal; interior.
  • n. Entirely.
  • n. A name originally given to a kind of beer combining qualities of different kinds of beer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Whole; unbroken; undiminished; perfect; not mutilated; complete; having all its normal substance, elements, or parts: as, not an article was left entire.
  • In botany, without toothing or division: applied to leaves, petals, etc.
  • in heraldry, reaching the sides of the shield and apparently made fast to them: said of a bearing, such as a cross.
  • Not castrated or spayed; uncut: as, an entire horse (that is, a stallion as distinguished from a gelding).
  • Full; complete; undivided; wholly unshared, undisputed, or unmixed: as, the general had the entire command of the army; to have one's entire confidence.
  • Essential; real; true.
  • Interior; internal.
  • n. The total; the whole matter or thing; entirety.
  • n. A kind of malt liquor known also as porter or Stout.
  • Entirely; wholly; unreservedly: as, your entire loving brother.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used of domestic animals) sexually competent
  • n. uncastrated adult male horse
  • adj. (of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes
  • adj. constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
  • adj. constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French entier, from Latin integrum, neuter of integer; see tag- in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English entere, enter, from Anglo-Norman entier, from Latin integrum, accusative of integer, from in- ("not") + tangō ("touch").



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