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[n] uncastrated adult male horse
[adj] constituting the full quantity or extent; complete; "an entire town devastated by an earthquake"; "gave full attention"; "a total failure"
[adj] 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"
[adj] (used of domestic animals) sexually competent; "an entire horse"
[adj] (of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes


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male horse, stud, studhorse

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\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. That ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. --James i.
4. With strength entire and free will armed. --Milton. One entire and perfect chrysolite. --Shak.
2. Without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally whole; pure; faithful. Pure fear and entire cowardice. --Shak. No man had ever a heart more entire to the king. --Clarendon.
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.
4. Not gelded; -- said of a horse.
5. Internal; interior. [Obs.] --Spenser. Syn: See {Whole}, and {Radical}.
\En*tire"\, n.
1. Entirely. ``Too long to print in entire.'' --Thackeray.
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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