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Meaning of entirely by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms


    entire +‎ -ly


    • ( RP ) IPA: /ɪnˈtaɪəli/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ɪnˈtaɪɹli/
    • Hyphenation: en‧tire‧ly


    entirely ( not comparable )

    1. to the full or entire extent .
      It is entirely up to you where we go, as I'll be happy with anywhere .
      The cake hadn't entirely been eaten, so some was saved for later .
    2. to the exclusion of others .
      This part of the park is used entirely by the workers, everyone else will have to go to the other side .


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Explanation of entirely by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent

    2. entirely satisfied with the meal
    3. without any others being included or involved

    4. was entirely to blame
      a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children

    Definition of entirely by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Entirely, adv.
      1. In an entire manner; wholly; completely; fully; as, “the trace is entirely lost”.

      Euphrates falls not entirely into the Persian Sea. Raleigh.

      2. Without alloy or mixture; truly; sincerely.

      To highest God entirely pray. Spenser.