- 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.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- 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: Middle English enter ; from Old French entier ; from Classical Latin integer, whole, untouched, undiminished: see integer
- Now Rare the whole; entirety
- a stallion
- entireness noun
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- Having no part excluded or left out; whole: I read the entire book. See Synonyms at whole.
- With no reservations or limitations; complete: gave us his entire attention.
- All in one piece; intact.
- Of one piece; continuous.
- Not castrated.
- Botany Not having an indented margin: an entire leaf.
- Unmixed or unalloyed; pure or homogenous.
- The whole; the entirety.
- An uncastrated horse; a stallion.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French entier, from Latin integrum, neuter of integer; see tag- in Indo-European roots.
- en·tireˈness noun