entirely
adverb Date: 14th century 1. to the full or entire extent ; completely <
I agree entirely
>
<
you are entirely welcome
>
2. to the exclusion of others ; solely <
entirely by my own efforts
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Entirely — En*tire ly, adv. 1. In an entire manner; wholly; completely; fully; as, the trace is entirely lost. [1913 Webster] Euphrates falls not entirely into the Persian Sea. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. Without alloy or mixture; truly; sincerely. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • entirely — index en banc, in toto, purely (positively), solely (singly), wholly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • entirely — mid 14c., from ENTIRE (Cf. entire) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • entirely — [adv] completely absolutely, alone, altogether, exclusively, fully, in every respect, only, perfectly, plumb, quite, reservedly, solely, thoroughly, totally, undividedly, uniquely, utterly, well, wholly, without exception, without reservation;… …   New thesaurus

  • entirely — ► ADVERB 1) wholly; completely. 2) solely …   English terms dictionary

  • entirely — [en tīr′lē, intīr′lē] adv. 1. wholly; completely; totally; fully 2. solely; only …   English World dictionary

  • entirely — [[t]ɪnta͟ɪ͟ə(r)li[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV: ADV adj, ADV with v, ADV with cl/group Entirely means completely and not just partly. ...an entirely new approach... Fraud is an entirely different matter... Their price depended almost entirely on their… …   English dictionary

  • entirely — en|tire|ly [ ın taırli ] adverb *** 1. ) completely, or in every way: Towns only a few miles apart can have entirely different dialects. The task is to be handled entirely by federal employees. The city of Napier was entirely rebuilt after an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • entirely */*/*/ — UK [ɪnˈtaɪə(r)lɪ] / US [ɪnˈtaɪrlɪ] adverb 1) completely, or in every way Towns only a few miles apart can have entirely different dialects. The task is to be handled entirely by federal employees. The city of Napier was entirely rebuilt after an… …   English dictionary

  • entirely — adverb completely and in every possible way: an entirely different matter | She devoted herself entirely to her research. | consist/depend entirely etc: The programme consists entirely of taped interviews with survivors of the Holocaust …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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