1 constituting the full quantity or extent; complete; "an entire town devastated by an earthquake"; "gave full attention"; "a total failure" [syn: full, total]
2 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" [syn: integral, intact]
3 (of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes
4 (used of domestic animals) sexually competent; "an entire horse" [syn: intact] n : uncastrated adult male horse [syn: stallion]
- An uncastrated horse; a stallion.
- 2005: He asked why Hijaz was an entire. You know what an entire is, do you not, Anna? A stallion which has not been castrated. — James Meek, The People's Act of Love (Canongate 2006, p. 124)
- (stamp collecting) a complete envelope with stamps and all official markings: (prior to the use of envelopes) a page folded and posted.
- See stallion
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