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Entire


ENTI'RE, adjective [Latin integer, said to be in neg. and tango, to touch.]

1. Whole; undivided; unbroken; complete in its parts.

2. Whole; complete; not participated with others. This man has the entire control of the business.

3. Full; complete; comprising all requisites in itself.

An action is entire when it is complete in all its parts.

4. Sincere; hearty.

He run a course more entire with the king of Arragon.

5. Firm; solid; sure; fixed; complete; undisputed.

Entire and sure the monarch's rule must prove,

Who founds her greatness on her subjects' love.

6. Unmingled; unalloyed.

In thy presence joy entire

7. Wholly devoted; firmly adherent; faithful.

No man had a heart more entire to the king.

8. In full strength; unbroken.

9. In botany, an entire stem is one without branches; an entire leaf is without any opening in the edge, not divided.