entire

(redirected from entires)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

entire

1. (of leaves, petals, etc.) having a smooth margin not broken up into teeth or lobes
2. not castrated
3. an uncastrated horse
4. Philately
a. a complete item consisting of an envelope, postcard, or wrapper with stamps affixed
b. on entire (of a stamp) placed on an envelope, postcard, etc., and bearing postal directions

entire

[en′tīr]
(biology)
Having a continuous, unimpaired margin.
References in classic literature ?
They hastily passed down the steps to what had been a lawn and looked upward at the vine, whose entire length was now visible.
It goes no farther than to prohibit any one of the entire departments from exercising the powers of another department.
We were agreed that the one statement most difficult of explanation was that which reported the entire absence of human young among the various tribes which Tyler had had intercourse.
So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than to destroy them.