Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Wholly; completely: entirely satisfied with the meal.
  • adv. Solely or exclusively: He was entirely to blame.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. to the full or entire extent.
  • adv. to the exclusion of others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an entire manner; wholly; completely; fully.
  • adv. Without alloy or mixture; truly; sincerely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Entire.
  • Wholly; completely; fully; without exception or division: as, the money is entirely lost.
  • Without admixture or qualification; unreservedly; heartily; sincerely; faithfully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without any others being included or involved
  • adv. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

Etymologies

entire +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Striker
         I flew single engine fighters in the Air Force, but this plane has four engines.
         It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.

    Dr. Rumack and Randy (in unison)
         It's an entirely different kind of flying.

    April 26, 2007