Whole

  • 1 Whole — Whole, a. [OE. hole, hol, hal, hool, AS. h[=a]l well, sound, healthy; akin to OFries. & OS. h?l, D. heel, G. heil, Icel. heill, Sw. hel whole, Dan. heel, Goth. hails well, sound, OIr. c?l augury. Cf. {Hale}, {Hail} to greet, {Heal} to cure,… …

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  • 2 whole — [hōl] adj. [ME (Midland) hool, for hol, hal < OE hal, healthy, whole, hale: akin to Ger heil, ON heill < IE base * kailo , sound, uninjured, auspicious > Welsh coel, omen] 1. a) in sound health; not diseased or injured b) Archaic healed …

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  • 3 whole — adj 1 entire, *perfect, intact Analogous words: sound, well, *healthy, robust, wholesome: complete, plenary, *full Contrasted words: *deficient, defective: impaired, damaged, injured, marred (see INJURE) 2 …

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  • 4 whole — ► ADJECTIVE 1) complete; entire. 2) emphasizing a large extent or number: a whole range of issues. 3) in an unbroken or undamaged state. ► NOUN 1) a thing that is complete in itself. 2) (the whole) all of something …

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  • 5 Whole — may refer to: *Holism, (from holos, a Greek word meaning all, entire, total) the idea that all the properties of a given system cannot be determined or explained by the sum of its component parts alone * in music, a whole step, or Major second *… …

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  • 6 whole — [adj1] entire, complete accomplished, aggregate, all, choate, completed, concentrated, conclusive, consummate, every, exclusive, exhaustive, fixed, fulfilled, full, full length, gross, inclusive, in one piece, integral, outright, perfect, plenary …

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  • 7 Whole — Whole, n. 1. The entire thing; the entire assemblage of parts; totality; all of a thing, without defect or exception; a thing complete in itself. [1913 Webster] This not the whole of life to live, Nor all of death to die. J. Montgomery. [1913… …

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  • 8 whole — I (undamaged) adjective aggregate, all, complete, entire, gross, intact, solid, total, undiminished, unhurt, unimpaired, unreduced, without loss associated concepts: whole capital, whole estate, whole quantity, whole truth II (unified) adjective… …

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  • 9 whole — hōl adj containing all its natural constituents, components, or elements: deprived of nothing by refining, processing, or separation <whole milk> …

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  • 10 whole|ly — «HOH lee, HOHL lee», adverb. = wholly. (Cf. ↑wholly) …

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  • 11 whole — whole1 W1S1 [həul US houl] adj [: Old English; Origin: hal healthy, unhurt, complete ] 1.) [only before noun] all of something = ↑entire ▪ You have your whole life ahead of you! ▪ His whole attitude bugs me. ▪ We ate the whole cake in about ten… …

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  • 12 whole — whole1 [ houl ] adjective *** 1. ) all of something: His whole body was trembling. My whole family came to watch me playing in the concert. The whole process will take months. the whole thing: Come on let s just forget the whole thing. the whole… …

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  • 13 whole — [[t]ho͟ʊl[/t]] ♦ wholes 1) QUANT: QUANT of def n If you refer to the whole of something, you mean all of it. He has said he will make an apology to the whole of Asia for his country s past behaviour... I was cold throughout the whole of my body …

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  • 14 whole — 1 adjective 1 all of something; entire: You have your whole life ahead of you! | His whole attitude bugs me. | the whole school/country/village etc (=all the people in a school, country etc): The whole school meets together once a week. | the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 whole — I UK [həʊl] / US [hoʊl] adjective *** 1) all of something His whole body was trembling. My whole family came to watch me playing in the concert. The whole process will take months. the whole thing: Come on, let s just forget the whole thing. the… …

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  • 16 whole*/*/*/ — [həʊl] adj I 1) all of something Syn: entire My whole family came to watch me playing in the concert.[/ex] The whole process will take months.[/ex] Come on, let s just forget the whole thing.[/ex] She told Tilly the whole story.[/ex] 2) not… …

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  • 17 whole — adj. & n. adj. 1 in an uninjured, unbroken, intact, or undiminished state (swallowed it whole; there is not a plate left whole). 2 not less than; all there is of; entire, complete (waited a whole year; tell the whole truth; the whole school… …

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  • 18 whole — wholeness, n. /hohl/, adj. 1. comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance. 2. containing all the elements properly… …

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  • 19 whole — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English hool healthy, unhurt, entire, from Old English hāl; akin to Old High German heil healthy, unhurt, Old Norse heill, Old Church Slavic cělŭ Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) free of wound or injury ; unhurt… …

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  • 20 whole — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) The complete thing Nouns 1. whole, totality, totalness, integrity; entirety, ensemble, collectiveness; unity, completeness, indivisibility, integration, embodiment; integer. 2. the whole, all, everything …

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