entire (adj.)

mid-14c., of things, "whole, intact," from Old French entier "whole, unbroken, intact, complete," from Latin integrum "completeness" (nominative integer; see integer). Related: Entireness.

updated on October 16, 2019

Definitions of entire from WordNet
entire (adj.)
constituting the full quantity or extent; complete;
an entire town devastated by an earthquake
Synonyms: full / total
entire (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
Synonyms: integral / intact
entire (adj.)
(of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes;
entire (adj.)
(used of domestic animals) sexually competent;
an entire horse
Synonyms: intact
entire (n.)
uncastrated adult male horse;
Synonyms: stallion
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