entire

[ en-tahyuhr ]
/ ɛnˈtaɪər /

adjective

noun

Archaic. the whole; entirety.
an ungelded animal, especially a stallion.

Origin of entire

1350–1400; Middle English entere < Middle French entier < Latin integrum, accusative of integer whole; see integer
Related formsen·tire·ness, nounsub·en·tire, adjective

Synonym study

1. See complete.
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entire

/ (ɪnˈtaɪə) /

adjective

noun

Derived Formsentireness, noun

Word Origin for entire

C14: from Old French entier, from Latin integer whole, from in- 1 + tangere to touch
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Word Origin and History for entire

entire


adj.

late 14c., from Old French entier "whole, unbroken, intact, complete," from Latin integrum (nominative integer; see integer).

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