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en•tire



Pronunciation: (en-tīur'), [key]
adj.
1. having all the parts or elements; whole; complete: He wrote the entire novel in only six weeks.
2. full or thorough: He has been given entire freedom of choice in this matter.
3. not broken, mutilated, or decayed; intact: We were fortunate to find this relic entire.
4. unimpaired or undiminished: His entire energies have gone into making the enterprise a success.
5. being wholly of one piece; undivided; continuous: The entire mood of the symphony was joyful.
6. Bot.without notches or indentations, as leaves.
7. not gelded: an entire horse.
8. Obs.wholly of one kind; unmixed or pure.

n.
1. Archaic.the whole; entirety.
2. an ungelded animal, esp. a stallion.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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