Geld vs Entire - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between geld and entire
is that geld
is money; notably: while entire
is an uncastrated horse; a stallion.
As a verb geld
is to castrate a male (usually an animal).
As a adjective entire is
(sometimes|postpositive) whole; complete.
From (etyl) (m) and is also written (m) or (m), and as such found in (m), (m), etc. Probably reinforced by (m) (which see).
# A tribute
# A compensation, notably a financial one
# A ransom.
# A medieval form of Land Tax
From (etyl) . "gelding" derives from (etyl) (m).
To castrate a male (usually an animal).
* 1922, , Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 16-17
- ''"Poor old Topaz," said Mrs Flanders, as he stretched himself out in the sun, and she smiled, thinking how she had had him gelded , and how she did not like red hair in men.
* intire (obsolete)
(sometimes, postpositive) Whole; complete.
(botany) Having a smooth margin without any indentation.
(botany) Consisting of a single piece, as a corolla.
(complex analysis, of a complex function) Complex-differentiable]] on all of [[?.
(of a, male animal) Not gelded.
Without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally whole; pure; faithful.
* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
- pure fear and entire cowardice
- No man had ever a heart more entire to the king.
An uncastrated horse; a stallion.
* 2005', He asked why Hijaz was an '''entire . You know what an entire is, do you not, Anna? A stallion which has not been castrated. — James Meek, ''The People's Act of Love (Canongate 2006, p. 124)
(philately) A complete envelope with stamps and all official markings: (prior to the use of envelopes) a page folded and posted.