entire[en tīr′, in-]
- The definition of entire is whole, unbroken and complete.
An example of entire used as an adjective is in the phrase "entire pie," which means the whole pie.
- Entire is defined as the whole, or an uncastrated horse.
- An example of entire is a whole cheeseburger.
- An example of an entire is a stallion.
An entire berry pie.
- not lacking any of the parts; whole
- complete; thorough; absolute: entire confidence
- unbroken; intact
- being wholly of one piece; undivided; continuous
- not castrated
- Obsolete not mixed or alloyed; pure
- Bot. having an unbroken margin, without notches or indentations, as some leaves
Origin of entireMiddle English enter ; from Old French entier ; from Classical Latin integer, whole, untouched, undiminished: see integer
- Now Rare the whole; entirety
- a stallion
- a. Having no part excluded or left out; whole: I read the entire book. See Synonyms at whole.b. Constituting the full amount, extent, or duration: We spent the entire day at the beach.c. Not broken, decayed, or divided; intact: an old building with its roof entire.d. With no reservations or limitations; complete: gave us his entire attention.
- Not castrated.
- Botany Not having an indented margin: an entire leaf.
- Archaic Unmixed or unalloyed; pure or homogenous.
- The whole; the entirety.
- An uncastrated horse; a stallion.
Origin of entireMiddle English, from Old French entier, from Latin integrum, neuter of integer; see tag- in Indo-European roots.
- (sometimes postpositive) Whole; complete.
- We had the entire building to ourselves for the evening.
- (botany) Having a smooth margin without any indentation.
- (botany) Consisting of a single piece, as a corolla.
- (complex analysis, of a complex function) Complex-differentiable on all of ℂ.
- (of a male animal) Not gelded.
- Without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally whole; pure; faithful.
- Internal; interior.