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Definitions of entire

  1. ( of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes
  2. uncastrated adult male horse
  3. constituting the full quantity or extent; complete; " an entire town devastated by an earthquake"; " gave full attention"; " a total failure"
  4. 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"; " fought to keep the union intact"
  5. ( used of domestic animals) sexually competent; " an entire horse"
  6. Complete in all parts; undivided; undiminished; whole; full and perfect; not deficient; as, the entire control of a business; entire confidence, ignorance.
  7. Without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally whole; pure; faithful.
  8. Consisting of a single piece, as a corolla.
  9. Having an evenly continuous edge, as a leaf which has no kind of teeth.
  10. Internal; interior.
  11. Entirely.
  12. A name originally given to a kind of beer combining qualities of different kinds of beer.
  13. Not gelded; - said of a horse.
  14. Complete in all parts; whole; undivided or unbroken; consisting of one piece.
  15. The whole.
  16. Smooth and continuous, without indentations or projections; noting the margin of a leaf or of a bacterial colony.
  17. Whole: complete: unmingled.
  18. The name in England for that kind of malt liquor known also as porter or stout. The total: the entire thing. ( Rare.) " I am narrating, as it were, the Warrington manuscript, which is too long to print in entire."- Thackeray.
  19. Whole; complete.
  20. Complete; undivided; unqualified; whole.
  21. Whole; complete; full; sincere; firm; undisputed; unmingled; wholly devoted; in full strength. An entire stem, one without branches. Entire leaves, leaves which are not notched. See Integer.
  22. Porter or stout as sent direct from the brewery.
  23. Undivided; unbroken; whole; complete in all its parts; sincere; honest; wholly devoted; unmixed.
  24. With a continuous margin ; leaves.
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Usage examples for entire

  1. To think that I could have forgotten her the entire evening through! – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  2. In saying this, I feel that I am speaking for our entire company. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  3. Go, go, my son, and discover the entire truth. – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  4. The entire party proceeded then to the mountains. – Last Words by Stephen Crane
  5. She remembered, however, in time that one of the things she had known for the last entire hour was that this made no difference. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  6. " The house is below," was the response, " but perhaps I had better explain the entire matter to Lieutenant Galesworth, and let him decide for himself whether he cares to make the attempt." – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  7. You know I have done all in my power to make you happy, and have placed entire confidence in you. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  8. I have not yet reached a conclusion, but I hope soon to let you into the entire secret. – The Moon Metal by Garrett P. Serviss
  9. And bring in the entire regiment, or whatever it is! – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  10. His lance remained entire, being very heavy and bigger than any knight's lance I ever saw. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  11. It is necessary, however, that you promise not to take any step in this business, and to leave the entire direction of it to me. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  12. I shall set down the history of the entire affair. – Fibble, D. D. by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  13. To look to either side he must turn his entire body. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  14. I know you'll be angry, but really and truly, Gordon dear, there's just a touch too much truth in it for my entire amusement. – Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  15. In fact, he is one of the smallest of the entire family. – The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo)
  16. They had the entire night if they wished. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
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