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.
adv 1: to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent
(`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); "he
was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the
meal"; "it was completely different from what we
expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new
situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was
not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new
approach"; "a whole new idea" [syn: wholly, completely,
totally, all, altogether, whole] [ant: partially]
2: without any others being included or involved; "was entirely
to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of
problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively";
"did it solely for money"; "the burden of proof rests on
the prosecution alone"; "a privilege granted only to him"
[syn: exclusively, solely, alone, only]