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1[attributive] With no part left out; whole.‘my plans are to travel the entire world’
whole, complete, total, fullView synonyms
- ‘The entire knife feels solid and well made, and the blade is amazingly sharp.’
- ‘Dentists are routinely extracting entire sets of severely decayed teeth from toddlers under general anaesthetic.’
- ‘When one scholar violates that trust, it damages the legitimacy of the entire academy.’
- ‘For an entire day, the whole village gets ready by hunting and cooking and such.’
- ‘Even in the case of severe damage to the entire intestinal wall, tissues seem to regenerate well.’
- ‘I nod and look around to see broken glass covering the entire room.’
- ‘I am afraid that a whole country, an entire people, will be destroyed for nothing.’
- ‘The lack of pricing power is cramping business and could end up damaging the entire economy.’
- ‘The fiber needs to be inspected along its entire length for damage before use.’
- ‘It was finally Saturday, which meant the entire group had a whole day of freedom on their hands.’
- ‘When crown tissue is infected and becomes decayed, the entire plant may wilt and die.’
- ‘One tiny mistake could take weeks to undo, a larger error could cause the entire ship irreparable damage.’
- ‘You can think that you ate a whole loaf and the entire thing is still there.’
- ‘For one eerily glorious moment in time, the whole entire world seemed to be completely silent.’
- ‘Note that this trick does not reduce the size of your file as a whole or make your entire sales content load faster.’
- ‘As a result, individual lives, families, and entire cultures have been damaged by sin.’
- ‘Now, they are marketed as essential and whole supermarket aisles and entire shops are devoted to selling them.’
- ‘I find it best to cache each object on a page separately, rather than caching the entire page as a whole.’
- ‘Projecting growth over a whole century for the entire planet is just plain silly.’
- ‘The head teacher says that their entire budget for the whole of last year amounted to $16.’
- 1.1Without 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 Agreement embodies the entire understanding of the Parties as it relates to the subject matter hereof.’
- ‘This sounds like entire supposition, and I would like to know what reasoning is behind it.’
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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