Definitions for whole

Definitions for (noun) whole

Main entry: unit, whole

Definition: an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity

Usage: how big is that part compared to the whole?; the team is a unit

Main entry: whole

Definition: all of something including all its component elements or parts

Usage: Europe considered as a whole; the whole of American literature

Definitions for (adj) whole

Main entry: whole

Definition: including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete

Usage: 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

Main entry: whole

Definition: (of siblings) having the same parents

Usage: whole brothers and sisters

Main entry: whole, solid, unanimous

Definition: acting together as a single undiversified whole

Usage: a solid voting bloc

Main entry: hale, whole

Definition: exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health

Usage: hale and hearty; whole in mind and body; a whole person again

Main entry: unharmed, unhurt, unscathed, whole

Definition: not injured

Definitions for (adv) whole

Main entry: all, altogether, totally, entirely, completely, whole, wholly

Definition: to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

Usage: 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

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