Definitions

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

  • adverb Wholly; completely.
  • adverb Solely or exclusively.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wholly; completely; fully; without exception or division: as, the money is entirely lost.
  • Without admixture or qualification; unreservedly; heartily; sincerely; faithfully.
  • Entire.

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

  • adverb In an entire manner; wholly; completely; fully.
  • adverb Without alloy or mixture; truly; sincerely.

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

  • adverb to the full or entire extent.
  • adverb to the exclusion of others.

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

  • adverb without any others being included or involved
  • adverb to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

Etymologies

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entire +‎ -ly

Examples

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  • Striker

         I flew single engine fighters in the Air Force, but this plane has four engines.

         It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.

    Dr. Rumack and Randy (in unison)

         It's an entirely different kind of flying.

    April 26, 2007