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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Entire \En*tire"\, a. [F. entier, L. integer untouched,
     undiminished, entire; pref. in-, negative + the root of
     tangere to touch. See Tangent, and cf. Integer.]
     1. Complete in all parts; undivided; undiminished; whole;
        full and perfect; not deficient; as, the entire control of
        a business; entire confidence, ignorance.
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              That ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
                                                    --James i. 4.
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              With strength entire and free will armed. --Milton.
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              One entire and perfect chrysolite.    --Shak.
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     2. Without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally
        whole; pure; faithful.
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              Pure fear and entire cowardice.       --Shak.
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              No man had ever a heart more entire to the king.
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     3. (Bot.)
        (a) Consisting of a single piece, as a corolla.
        (b) Having an evenly continuous edge, as a leaf which has
            no kind of teeth.
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     4. Not gelded; -- said of a horse.
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     5. Internal; interior. [Obs.] --Spenser.
     Syn: See Whole, and Radical.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Entire \En*tire"\, n.
     1. Entirely. "Too long to print in entire." --Thackeray.
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     2. (Brewing) A name originally given to a kind of beer
        combining qualities of different kinds of beer. [Eng.]
        "Foker's Entire." --Thackeray.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: constituting the full quantity or extent; complete; "an
             entire town devastated by an earthquake"; "gave full
             attention"; "a total failure" [syn: entire, full,
      2: constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing
         essential especially not damaged; "a local motion keepeth
         bodies integral"- Bacon; "was able to keep the collection
         entire during his lifetime"; "fought to keep the union
         intact" [syn: integral, entire, intact]
      3: (of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up
         into teeth or lobes
      4: (used of domestic animals) sexually competent; "an entire
         horse" [syn: entire, intact]
      n 1: uncastrated adult male horse [syn: stallion, entire]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "entire":
     absolute, admitting no exception, aggregate, all, all-embracing,
     all-inclusive, all-out, categorical, clear, compacted, complete,
     comprehensive, concatenated, conclusive, consolidated, continuous,
     decided, decisive, definite, definitive, determinate, developed,
     downright, exhaustive, explicit, express, final, fixed, flat,
     flat-out, full, full-fledged, full-grown, full-scale, global,
     gross, holistic, implicit, inappealable, inclusive, indisputable,
     intact, integral, integrated, inviolate, mature, matured, omnibus,
     one, one and indivisible, out-and-out, outright, peremptory,
     perfect, plenary, positive, ripe, round, solid, sound, straight,
     straight-out, thorough, total, unabbreviated, unalloyed, unbroken,
     uncircumscribed, unconditional, unconditioned, uncut, undamaged,
     undiminished, undivided, undoubting, unequivocal, unexceptional,
     unexpurgated, unhampered, unhesitating, unhurt, unified,
     unimpaired, uninjured, uninterrupted, universal, unlimited,
     unmarred, unmistakable, unmitigated, unmixed, unqualified,
     unquestioning, unreserved, unrestricted, unscathed, unwaivable,
     utter, whole, without exception, without reserve

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ENTIRE. That which is not divided; that which is whole. 
       2. When a contract is entire, it must in general be fully performed, 
  before the party can claim the compensation which was to have been paid to 
  him; for example, when a man hires to serve another for one year, he will 
  not be entitled to leave him at any time before the end of the year, and 
  claim compensation for the time, unless it be done by the consent or default 
  of the party hiring. 6 Verm. R. 35; 2 Pick. R. 267; 4 Pick. R. 103 10 Pick. 
  R. 209; 4 McCord's R. 26, 246; 4 Greenl. R. 454; 2 Penna. R. 454; 15 John. 
  R. 224; 4 Pick. R. 114; 9 Pick. R. 298 19 John. R. 337; 4 McCord, 249; 6 
  Harr. & John. 38. See Divisible. 

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