Definition of Whole

1. Noun. All of something including all its component elements or parts. "The whole of American literature"

Generic synonyms: Concept, Conception, Construct
Terms within: Division, Part, Section
Specialized synonyms: Unit, Compound, Complex, Composite

2. Adjective. Including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete. "A whole loaf of bread"

3. Adverb. To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent ('whole' is often used informally for 'wholly'). "A whole new idea"
Exact synonyms: All, Altogether, Completely, Entirely, Totally, Wholly
Language type: Colloquialism
Partainyms: Complete, Entire, Total
Antonyms: Partly

4. Noun. An assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity. "The team is a unit"
Exact synonyms: Unit
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object
Specialized synonyms: Congener, Animate Thing, Living Thing, Natural Object, Artefact, Artifact, Assembly, Item, Aggregate, Sum, Total, Totality
Terms within: Part, Portion, Section, Segment
Derivative terms: Unify, Unify, Unitize, Unitize

5. Adjective. (of siblings) having the same parents. "Whole brothers and sisters"
Antonyms: Half

6. Adjective. Not injured.
Exact synonyms: Unharmed, Unhurt, Unscathed
Similar to: Uninjured

7. Adjective. Exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health. "A whole person again"
Exact synonyms: Hale
Similar to: Healthy
Derivative terms: Haleness, Wholeness

8. Adjective. Acting together as a single undiversified whole. "A solid voting bloc"
Exact synonyms: Solid, Unanimous
Similar to: Undiversified
Derivative terms: Unanimity, Wholeness

Definition of Whole

1. a. 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.

2. n. The entire thing; the entire assemblage of parts; totality; all of a thing, without defect or exception; a thing complete in itself.

3. a. 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.

4. n. The entire thing; the entire assemblage of parts; totality; all of a thing, without defect or exception; a thing complete in itself.

Definition of Whole

1. Adjective. entire. ¹

2. Adjective. sound, uninjured, healthy. ¹

3. Adverb. (colloquial) in entirety; entirely; wholly ¹

4. Noun. Something complete, without any parts missing. ¹

5. Noun. An entirety. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Whole

1. all the parts or elements entering into and making up a thing [n -S]

Medical Definition of Whole

1. 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. "On their whole host I flew unarmed." "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. "[She] findeth there her friends hole and sound." (Chaucer) "They that be whole need not a physician." (Matt. Ix. 12) "When Sir Lancelot's deadly hurt was whole." (Tennyson) Whole blood. The common snipe, as distinguished from the smaller jacksnipe. Synonym: All, total, complete, entire, integral, undivided, uninjured, unimpaired, unbroken, healthy. Whole, Total, Entire, Complete. When we use the word whole, we refer to a thing as made up of parts, none of which are wanting; as, a whole week; a whole year; the whole creation. When we use the word total, we have reference to all as taken together, and forming a single totality; as, the total amount; the total income. When we speak of a thing as entire, we have no reference to parts at all, but regard the thing as an integer, i. E, continuous or unbroken; as, an entire year; entire prosperity. When we speak of a thing as complete, there is reference to some progress which results in a filling out to some end or object, or a perfected state with no deficiency; as, complete success; a complete victory. "All the whole army stood agazed on him." (Shak) "One entire and perfect chrysolite." (Shak) "Lest total darkness should by night regain Her old possession, and extinguish life." (Milton) "So absolute she seems, And in herself complete." (Milton) Origin: OE. Hole, hol, hal, hool, AS. Hal well, sound, healthy; akin to OFries. & OS. Hl, D. Heel, G. Heil, Icel. Heill, Sw. Hel whole, Dan. Heel, Goth. Hails well, sound, OIr. Cl augury. Cf. Hale, Hail to greet, Heal to cure, Health, Holy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Whole

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who shot John
who writes this stuff
whoa
whoah
whobub
whodunit
whodunits
whodunnit
whodunnits
whoes
whoever
whoised
whoises
whoising
whole (current term)
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whole-body counter
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whole-genome duplication
whole-heartedly
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whole-souled
whole-tone scale
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