entire vs stallion what difference

what is difference between entire and stallion

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 English stalion, from Middle French estalon (whence modern French étalon), of Germanic origin, akin to stall.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈstæli.ən/, /ˈstæljən/
  • Rhymes: -æliən
  • Hyphenation: stal‧lion

Noun

stallion (plural stallions)

  1. An adult male horse.
    1. Specifically, one that is uncastrated.
    2. A male horse kept primarily as a stud.
  2. A very virile and sexually-inclined man or (rarely) woman.

Synonyms

  • entire
  • studhorse, stud horse

Derived terms

  • stallioneer
  • stallioner

Translations

See also

  • colt
  • filly
  • foal
  • gelding
  • mare

Anagrams

  • Llanitos, Santillo, Taillons

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