One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1attributive With no part left out; whole.‘my plans are to travel the entire world’
whole, complete, total, fullView synonyms
- ‘The head teacher says that their entire budget for the whole of last year amounted to $16.’
- ‘When crown tissue is infected and becomes decayed, the entire plant may wilt and die.’
- ‘You can think that you ate a whole loaf and the entire thing is still there.’
- ‘The fiber needs to be inspected along its entire length for damage before use.’
- ‘For an entire day, the whole village gets ready by hunting and cooking and such.’
- ‘For one eerily glorious moment in time, the whole entire world seemed to be completely silent.’
- ‘The entire knife feels solid and well made, and the blade is amazingly sharp.’
- ‘When one scholar violates that trust, it damages the legitimacy of the entire academy.’
- ‘The lack of pricing power is cramping business and could end up damaging the entire economy.’
- ‘Note that this trick does not reduce the size of your file as a whole or make your entire sales content load faster.’
- ‘One tiny mistake could take weeks to undo, a larger error could cause the entire ship irreparable damage.’
- ‘Projecting growth over a whole century for the entire planet is just plain silly.’
- ‘I find it best to cache each object on a page separately, rather than caching the entire page as a whole.’
- ‘It was finally Saturday, which meant the entire group had a whole day of freedom on their hands.’
- ‘Now, they are marketed as essential and whole supermarket aisles and entire shops are devoted to selling them.’
- ‘I nod and look around to see broken glass covering the entire room.’
- ‘As a result, individual lives, families, and entire cultures have been damaged by sin.’
- ‘Even in the case of severe damage to the entire intestinal wall, tissues seem to regenerate well.’
- ‘I am afraid that a whole country, an entire people, will be destroyed for nothing.’
- ‘Dentists are routinely extracting entire sets of severely decayed teeth from toddlers under general anaesthetic.’
- 1.1 Without qualification or reservations; absolute.‘an ideological system with which he is in entire agreement’
absolute, total, utter, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, wholeheartedView synonyms
- ‘This sounds like entire supposition, and I would like to know what reasoning is behind it.’
- ‘This Agreement embodies the entire understanding of the Parties as it relates to the subject matter hereof.’
2Not broken, damaged, or decayed.
intact, unbroken, undamaged, unharmed, unimpaired, unflawed, unscathed, unspoilt, unmutilated, unblemished, unmarked, perfect, inviolate, in one pieceView synonyms
- ‘Because a crystalline solid is regular, we can see the inner form of the entire solid by looking at a fragment.’
3(of a male horse) not castrated.
(of a leaf) without indentations or division into leaflets.
An uncastrated male horse.
Late Middle English (formerly also as intire): from Old French entier, based on Latin integer ‘untouched, whole’, from in- ‘not’ + tangere ‘to touch’.
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