From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishentireen‧tire /ɪnˈtaɪə $ -ˈtaɪr/ ●●● S3 W2 adjective [only before noun] ALL/EVERYTHINGused when you want to emphasize that you mean all of a group, period of time, amount etc SYN whole It was the worst day in my entire life. The entire staff agreed. Have you drunk the entire bottle?
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entireNo wonder; in her entire career in the Civil Service she has never typed out anything remotely like it.Gary was so hungry that he ate an entire chicken for dinner.We realized that our entire conversation had been recorded.Unless Guy came up with an acceptable explanation, the entire Court would be gossiping about them.He returns to the deck and commands the entire crew to come before him.Dad spent the entire day in the kitchen.I wasted an entire day waiting at the airport.In this sense athletics offer a metaphor of the entire dilemma of liberation.This function of the word processor allows you to correct the entire document before printing.Omegaview/400, giving a single workstation view of the entire network.And that means Boro boss Lennie Lawrence has succeeded in keeping together his entire promotion-winning squad.Grijalva said the supervisors were dancing in the dark without specific development plans for the entire property.The researchers tracked their gifts for the entire year.
Origin entire (1300-1400) Old French entier, from Latin integer; INTEGER