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(1)   Constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
"An entire town devastated by an earthquake"
"Gave full attention"
"A total failure"
(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"
(3)   (used of domestic animals) sexually competent
"An entire horse"
(4)   (of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes


(5)   Uncastrated adult male horse


  1. whole; complete.
    We had the entire building to ourselves for the evening.
  2. Having a smooth margin without any indentation.


  1. 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)
  2. (stamp collecting) a complete envelope with stamps and all official markings: (prior to the use of envelopes) a page folded and posted.