Definition of entire adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈtaɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtaɪər//
[only before noun]
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(used when you are emphasizing that the whole of something is involved) including everything, everyone or every part synonym whole The entire village was destroyed. I wasted an entire day on it. I have never in my entire life heard such nonsense! The disease threatens to wipe out the entire population. Word Originlate Middle English (formerly also as intire): from Old French entier, based on Latin integer ‘untouched, whole’, from in- ‘not’ + tangere ‘to touch’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: entire