entire vs intact what difference

what is difference between entire and intact

English

Alternative forms

  • intire (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English entere, enter, borrowed from Anglo-Norman entier, from Latin integrum, accusative of integer, from in- (not) + tangō (touch). Doublet of integer.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtaɪə/, /ənˈtaɪə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtaɪɚ/, /ənˈtaɪɚ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)

Adjective

entire (not comparable)

  1. (sometimes postpositive) Whole; complete.
  2. (botany) Having a smooth margin without any indentation.
  3. (botany) Consisting of a single piece, as a corolla.
  4. (complex analysis, of a complex function) Complex-differentiable on all of ℂ.
  5. (of a male animal) Not gelded.
  6. morally whole; pure; sheer
  7. Internal; interior.

Derived terms

  • entirety

Related terms

  • integrity
  • integrate

Translations

Noun

entire (countable and uncountable, plural entires)

  1. (now rare) The whole of something; the entirety.
    • 1876, WE Gladstone, Homeric Synchronism:
      In the entire of the Poems we never hear of a merchant ship of the Greeks.
    • 1924, EM Forster, A Passage to India, Penguin 2005, p. 19:
      ‘Then is the City Magistrate the entire of your family now?’
  2. An uncastrated horse; a stallion.
    • 2005, James Meek, The People’s Act of Love (Canongate 2006, p. 124)
      He asked why Hijaz was an entire. You know what an entire is, do you not, Anna? A stallion which has not been castrated.
  3. (philately) A complete envelope with stamps and all official markings: (prior to the use of envelopes) a page folded and posted.
  4. Porter or stout as delivered from the brewery.

Translations

Anagrams

  • entier, in-tree, nerite, triene


English

Etymology

From Middle French intact, from Latin intactus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtækt/
  • Rhymes: -ækt

Adjective

intact (not comparable)

  1. Left complete or whole; not touched, defiled, sullied or otherwise damaged
    I packed my belongings carefully so that they would survive the move intact.
  2. Of animals, not castrated: an intact bull.
  3. Uncircumcised; commonly used to describe a penis with a foreskin in intactivism.
    The opposite of a circumcised penis is an intact penis.

Synonyms

  • (uncircumcised): see also Thesaurus:uncircumcised.

Related terms

Translations


French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin intactus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.takt/

Adjective

intact (feminine singular intacte, masculine plural intacts, feminine plural intactes)

  1. intact
  2. unspoiled, unbroken

Further reading

  • “intact” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French intact and Latin intactus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /inˈtakt/

Adjective

intact m or n (feminine singular intactă, masculine plural intacți, feminine and neuter plural intacte)

  1. intact

Declension


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