- something that has a real existence; thing: corporeal entities.
- being or existence, especially when considered as distinct, independent, or self-contained: He conceived of society as composed of particular entities requiring special treatment.
- essential nature: The entity of justice is universality.
Origin of entity
Related Words for entitybody, individual, system, substance, matter, being, subsistence, material, presence, thing, single, stuff, item, article, existence, creature, organism, quantity, singleton, essence
Examples from the Web for entity
Contemporary Examples of entity
If someone wants to ensure a direct and secure connection, no entity, whether a hotel or otherwise, should be able to block it.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security
December 31, 2014
UPDATE: "My firm has done nothing to shield anyone or any entity from any sanctions," Goldin told The Daily Beast in an email.Exclusive: Did This Manhattan Firm Help Shield a Russian Fund From Sanctions?
November 10, 2014
“Any entity—no matter how many tentacles it has—has a soul,” he has said numerous times in his long career.Pope Francis Asked ‘Would You Baptize an Alien?’ Here’s the Answer.
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 26, 2014
The legislation eliminated competition between the two leagues for talent, and established a 24-team entity, and the Super Bowl.The Presidents Who Made America’s Sports
February 17, 2014
Your nose is a part of your face, but is also its own entity.The Model Diaries: Casting Hijabs
January 28, 2014
Historical Examples of entity
It would not be in keeping with His economy to have any entity wasted.The Conquest of Fear
"The town" was an entity of which each man felt himself a part.The Siege of Boston
But is to lose "one's" chance of attaining soul, self, or entity.The Book of the Damned
This entity was supposed to be 'John King,' the psychic's control.The Shadow World
He continues to live, but he has lost his integrity as an entity.Cubs of the Wolf
Raymond F. Jones
- something having real or distinct existence; a thing, esp when considered as independent of other things
- existence or being
- the essence or real nature
Word Origin for entity
1590s, from Late Latin entitatem (nominative entitas), from ens (genitive entis) "a thing," proposed by Caesar as present participle of esse "be" (see is), to render Greek philosophical term to on "that which is" (from neuter of present participle of einai "to be;" see essence). Originally abstract; concrete sense in English is from 1620s.