英 [ɪn'taɪə; en-]
- adj. 全部的，整个的；全体的
- n. (Entire)人名；(英)恩泰尔
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来自拉丁文integrum, 整体。来自in-, 不，非，-teg, 接触，词源同contagious, integrate. 即没有接触过的，完整的。
- entire:  Entire and integrity  have the same source – Latin integer. This meant ‘whole, complete’, and was formed from the prefix in- ‘in’ and *tag-, the base which produced Latin tangere ‘touch’, source of English tactile and tangible (and indeed of intact , a parallel formation to entire and integrity).
English borrowed integer  itself as a mathematical term denoting a ‘whole’ number, and several of its Latin derivatives – not just integrity but also integral , from late Latin integrālis, and integrate , from Latin integrāre ‘make whole’. As its difference in form suggests, however, entire came via a different route.
The Latin accusative form integrum produced Vulgar Latin *integro, which passed into Old French as entier – hence English entire.
=> intact, integrity, tactile, tangible
- entire (adj.)
- late 14c., from Old French entier "whole, unbroken, intact, complete," from Latin integrum "completeness" (nominative integer; see integer). Related: Entireness.
- 1. If the Commission has its way, the entire deal will be scuppered.
- 2. In his long career at BP, Horton turned around two entire divisions.
- 3. They feared that totalitarians might yet conquer the entire world.
- 4. Soon the entire armed forces were in open revolt.
- 5. An entire poor section of town was bombed into oblivion.
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