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English adjective: whole

1. whole including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete


SamplesGave 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.


Similarentire, entire, full, full-length, full-page, intact, integral, livelong, total, undivided


See alsocomplete


Attributeintegrity, unity, wholeness


Antonymsfractional

2. whole (of siblings) having the same parents


SamplesWhole brothers and sisters.


Antonymshalf

3. whole not injured


Synonymsunharmed, unhurt, unscathed


Similaruninjured


Antonymsinjured

4. whole exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health


SamplesHale and hearty.
Whole in mind and body.
A whole person again.


Synonymshale


Similarhealthy


Antonymsunhealthy

5. whole acting together as a single undiversified whole


SamplesA solid voting bloc.


Synonymssolid, unanimous


Similarundiversified


Antonymsdiversified


English noun: whole

1. whole (cognition) all of something including all its component elements or parts


SamplesEurope considered as a whole.
The whole of American literature.


Broader (hypernym)concept, conception, construct


Narrower (hyponym)complex, composite, compound, unit


Part holonymdivision, part, section

2. whole an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity


SamplesHow big is that part compared to the whole?.
The team is a unit.


Synonymsunit


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object


Narrower (hyponym)aggregate, animate thing, artefact, artifact, assembly, congener, item, living thing, natural object, sum, total, totality


Part holonympart, portion, section, segment


English adverb: whole

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


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsall, altogether, completely, entirely, totally, wholly


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymspart, partially, partly









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