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Definition of "entire" []

  • Having no part excluded or left out; whole: I read the entire book. See Synonyms at whole. (adjective)
  • With no reservations or limitations; complete: gave us his entire attention. (adjective)
  • All in one piece; intact. (adjective)
  • Of one piece; continuous. (adjective)
  • Not castrated. (adjective)
  • Whole; complete (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Without reservation or exception; total (adjective)
  • Not broken or damaged; intact (adjective)
  • Consisting of a single piece or section; undivided; continuous (adjective)
  • (of leaves, petals, etc) having a smooth margin not broken up into teeth or lobes (adjective)
  • Not castrated (adjective)
  • Of one substance or kind; unmixed; pure (adjective)
  • An uncastrated horse (noun)
  • A complete item consisting of an envelope, postcard, or wrapper with stamps affixed (noun)

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Use "entire" in a sentence
  • "The masked Queen pictured in the first issue was Manfred Lee, and by Lee's account, in a 1969 letter to _The Armchair Detective, _ the two shared the workload: "[W] e were its entire staff -- you read me -- _entire; _ we did not even have a secretary."
  • "Now when he has won the title entire nation, tennis loves and his family feeling so proud of him."
  • "Halsted had operated on enough women and extracted enough tumors to create what he called an entire “cancer storehouse” at Hopkins."