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entire

[ en-tahyuhr ]
/ ɛnˈtaɪər /
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adjective
noun
Archaic. the whole; entirety.
an ungelded animal, especially a stallion.
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Origin of entire

1350–1400; Middle English entere<Middle French entier<Latin integrum, accusative of integer whole; see integer

OTHER WORDS FROM entire

en·tire·ness, nounsub·en·tire, adjective
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Something that is entire has all its parts or elements or is whole. How does entire compare to synonyms complete, intact, and perfect? Find out on Thesaurus.com.

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British Dictionary definitions for entire

entire
/ (ɪnˈtaɪə) /

adjective
noun

Derived forms of entire

entireness, noun

Word Origin for entire

C14: from Old French entier, from Latin integer whole, from in- 1 + tangere to touch
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