whole meaning

[ həul ] Pronunciation:   "whole" in a sentence
Adjective: whole  hówl
  1. 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" 
  2. (of siblings) having the same parents
    "whole brothers and sisters" 
  3. Not injured
    - unharmed, unhurt, unscathed 
  4. Exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health
    "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again"
    - hale 
  5. Acting together as a single undiversified whole
    - solid, unanimous
Noun: whole  hówl
  1. All of something including all its component elements or parts
    "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature" 
  2. An assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
    "how big is that part compared to the whole?"
    - unit
Adverb: whole  hówl
  1. To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent
    "a whole new idea"
    - wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, altogether

Sounds like: hole

Derived forms: wholes

See also: complete, entire, full, full-length, full-page, healthy, intact, integral, integrity, livelong, total, undiversified, undivided, uninjured, unity, universalistic, wholeness

Type of: concept, conception, construct, object, physical object

Antonym: fractional, half

Encyclopedia: Whole


[Medicine]
adj : containing all its natural constituents, components, or elements : deprived of nothing by refining, processing, or separation ‹whole milk›

Examples

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  1. what was the use of telling the whole?
  2. the whole office was at her wedding.
  3. the whole world seemed to be at the party.
  4. i created a whole new industry here.
  5. i used to pass whole evening that way.

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