Geld vs Entire - What's the difference?

geld | entire |

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.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m) and is also written (m) or (m), and as such found in (m), (m), etc. Probably reinforced by (m) (which see).


(en noun)
  • Money; notably:
  • # A tribute
  • # A compensation, notably a financial one
  • # A ransom.
  • # A medieval form of Land Tax
  • Etymology 2

    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.



    (wikipedia entire)

    Alternative forms

    * 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
  • * Clarendon
  • No man had ever a heart more entire to the king.
  • Internal; interior.
  • (Spenser)

    Derived terms

    * entirety


    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Anagrams

    * (l)