Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no part excluded or left out; whole: synonym: whole.
  • adjective Constituting the full amount, extent, or duration.
  • adjective Not broken, decayed, or divided; intact.
  • adjective With no reservations or limitations; complete.
  • adjective Not castrated.
  • adjective Botany Not having an indented margin.
  • adjective Archaic Unmixed or unalloyed; pure or homogenous.
  • noun The whole; the entirety.
  • noun An uncastrated horse; a stallion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Entirely; wholly; unreservedly: as, your entire loving brother.
  • 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.
  • noun The total; the whole matter or thing; entirety.
  • noun A kind of malt liquor known also as porter or Stout.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective whole; complete
  • adjective botany Having a smooth margin without any indentation.
  • adjective complex analysis Complex-differentiable on all of .
  • adjective of a male animal Not gelded.
  • noun An uncastrated horse; a stallion.
  • noun philately A complete envelope with stamps and all official markings: (prior to the use of envelopes) a page folded and posted.

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

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

Etymologies

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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