entire Definition

whole; complete; not divided into parts.

Using entire: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "entire" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I spent the entire day at the beach.

  • Example

    The entire building was destroyed in the fire.

  • Example

    She read the entire book in one sitting.

  • Example

    He devoted his entire life to helping others.

entire Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for entire

Phrases with entire

  • during the whole period of time


    I was nervous the entire time I was taking the test.

  • all the people and places in the world


    The entire world was watching the Olympic Games.

  • all the members of a family


    The entire family went on vacation together.


Summary: entire in Brief

The word 'entire' [ɪnˈtaɪər] means whole, complete, or not divided into parts. It is often used to describe time periods, buildings, books, or lives, as in 'She read the entire book in one sitting.' 'Entire' can also be used in phrases like 'the entire time,' meaning during the whole period of time, or 'the entire family,' referring to all the members of a family.

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