1.Containing the total amount, number, etc.; comprising all the parts; free from deficiency; all; total; entire; as, the whole earth; the whole solar system; the whole army; the whole nation.
The whole race of mankind.
- Shak.
2.Complete; entire; not defective or imperfect; not broken or fractured; unimpaired; uninjured; integral; as, a whole orange; the egg is whole; the vessel is whole.
My life is yet whole in me.
- 2 Sam. i. 9.
3.Possessing, or being in a state of, heath and soundness; healthy; sound; well.
They that be whole need not a physician.
- Matt. ix. 12.
When Sir Lancelot's deadly hurt was whole.
- Tennyson.
Whole blood
(Law of Descent) See under Blood, n., 2.
Whole note
(Mus.) the note which represents a note of longest duration in common use; a semibreve.
Whole number
(Math.) a number which is not a fraction or mixed number; an integer.
Whole snipe
(Zool.) the common snipe, as distinguished from the smaller jacksnipe.
All the whole army stood agazed on him.
- Shak.
n.1.The entire thing; the entire assemblage of parts; totality; all of a thing, without defect or exception; a thing complete in itself.
"This not the whole of life to live,
Nor all of death to die.
- J. Montgomery.
2.A regular combination of parts; a system.
Committee of the whole
See under Committee.
Upon the whole
considering all things; taking everything into account; in view of all the circumstances or conditions.
Noun1.whole - all of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature"
2.whole - an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; "how big is that part compared to the whole?"; "the team is a unit"
Synonyms: whole thing, unit
Adj.1.whole - including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete; "gave his whole attention"; "a whole wardrobe for the tropics"; "the whole hog"; "a whole week"; "the baby cried the whole trip home"; "a whole loaf of bread"
fractional - constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety; "a fractional share of the vote"; "a partial dose"
2.whole - (of siblings) having the same parents; "whole brothers and sisters"
half - (of siblings) related through one parent only; "a half brother"; "half sister"
3.whole - exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again"
Synonyms: hale
Adv.1.whole - 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"
a certain, absolute, account, across-the-board, admissibility, admission, admitting no exception, aggregate, all hands, all the world, all-comprehensive, all-embracing, all-inclusive, all-out, amount, amplitude, an, any, any one, assimilation, atomic, be-all and end-all, being, blanket, box score, bulk, bunkum, cast, categorical, census, clear, coherence, cohesion, compendious, completeness, composition, comprehension, comprehensive, comprehensiveness, comprisal, concentrated, conclusive, constituents, content, contents, count, coverage, decided, decisive, definite, definitive, determinate, developed, difference, divisions, downright, either, elements, eligibility, embodiment, embracement, encompassment, encyclopedic, entirety, entity, envisagement, every man Jack, everybody, everyone, exclusive, exhaustive, exhaustiveness, explicit, express, extent, final, fit, fixed, flat, flat-out, flawless, force, full, full-fledged, full-grown, full-scale, global, good, gross, guts, healthy, holistic, implicit, inappealable, inclusion, inclusive, inclusiveness, incorporation, index, indisputable, individual, indivisible, ingredients, innards, insides, integrate, integrated, inventory, irreducible, items, linkage, list, lone, magnitude, mass, matter, mature, matured, measure, measurement, membership, monadic, monistic, number, numbers, omnibus, one, one and all, one and indivisible, openness, orbicular, organism, organization, out-and-out, outright, over-all, panoramic, part, participation, parts, peremptory, perfect, plenary, positive, product, quantity, quantum, reception, reckoning, result, resultant, right, ripe, round, rounded, sane, score, simple, single, singular, sole, solid, solitary, straight, straight-out, strength, substance, sum, sum total, summation, supply, sweeping, synoptic, system, tale, tally, the bottom line, the story, the whole story, tolerance, toleration, totality, tote, tout le monde, unabbreviated, unanalyzable, unblemished, uncircumscribed, unconditional, unconditioned, undiminished, undistracted, undoubting, unequivocal, unexpurgated, unhampered, unhesitating, unhurt, uniform, uninjured, unique, unitary, unity, universal, unlimited, unmarred, unmistakable, unmitigated, unqualified, unquestioning, unreserved, unrestricted, unswerving, untouched, unwaivable, utter, well-rounded, wholesome, without exception, without omission, without reserve, x number
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