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    whole - Dictionary definition and meaning for word whole

    (noun) all of something including all its component elements or parts
    Example Sentence
    • Europe considered as a whole
    • the whole of American literature
    (noun) an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
    Synonyms : unit
    Example Sentence
    • how big is that part compared to the whole?
    • the team is a unit
    (adj) including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (adj) (of siblings) having the same parents
    Example Sentence
    • whole brothers and sisters
    (adj) not injured
    Synonyms : unharmed , unhurt , unscathed
    (adj) exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health
    Synonyms : hale
    Example Sentence
    • hale and hearty
    • whole in mind and body
    • a whole person again
    (adj) acting together as a single undiversified whole
    Synonyms : solid , unanimous
    Example Sentence
    • a solid voting bloc
    (adv) to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    Example Sentence
    • 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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