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4 definitions found
 for whole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, Health, Holy.]
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     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."
        --Milton.
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              The whole race of mankind.            --Shak.
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     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.
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              My life is yet whole in me.           --2 Sam. i. 9.
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     3. Possessing, or being in a state of, heath and soundness;
        healthy; sound; well.
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              [She] findeth there her friends hole and sound.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              They that be whole need not a physician. --Matt. ix.
                                                    12.
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              When Sir Lancelot's deadly hurt was whole.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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     Whole blood. (Law of Descent) See under Blood, n., 2.
  
     Whole note (Mus.), the note which represents a note of
        longest duration in common use; a semibreve.
  
     Whole number (Math.), a number which is not a fraction or
        mixed number; an integer.
  
     Whole snipe (Zool.), the common snipe, as distinguished
        from the smaller jacksnipe. [Prov. Eng.]
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     Syn: All; total; complete; entire; integral; undivided;
          uninjured; unimpaired; unbroken; healthy.
  
     Usage: 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.
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                  All the whole army stood agazed on him. --Shak.
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                  One entire and perfect chrysolite. --Shak.
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                  Lest total darkness should by night regain
                  Her old possession, and extinguish life.
                                                    --Milton.
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                  So absolute she seems,
                  And in herself complete.          --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              This not the whole of life to live,
              Nor all of death to die.              --J.
                                                    Montgomery.
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     2. A regular combination of parts; a system.
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              Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole.
                                                    --Pope.
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     Committee of the whole. See under Committee.
  
     Upon the whole, considering all things; taking everything
        into account; in view of all the circumstances or
        conditions.
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     Syn: Totality; total; amount; aggregate; gross.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  whole
      adv 1: to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent
             (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); "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"
             [syn: wholly, entirely, completely, totally,
             all, altogether, whole] [ant: part, partially,
             partly]
      adj 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" [ant: fractional]
      2: (of siblings) having the same parents; "whole brothers and
         sisters" [ant: half]
      3: not injured [syn: unharmed, unhurt, unscathed, whole]
      4: exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and
         hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again"
         [syn: hale, whole]
      5: acting together as a single undiversified whole; "a solid
         voting bloc" [syn: solid, unanimous, whole]
      n 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?"; "the team is a
         unit" [syn: whole, unit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  236 Moby Thesaurus words for "whole":
     a certain, absolute, account, across-the-board, admissibility,
     admission, admitting no exception, aggregate, all, all hands,
     all the world, all-comprehensive, all-embracing, all-inclusive,
     all-out, amount, amplitude, an, any, any one, assimilation, atomic,
     be-all and end-all, being, blanket, box score, bulk, bunkum, cast,
     categorical, census, clear, coherence, cohesion, compendious,
     complete, completeness, composition, comprehension, comprehensive,
     comprehensiveness, comprisal, concentrated, conclusive,
     constituents, content, contents, count, coverage, decided,
     decisive, definite, definitive, determinate, developed, difference,
     divisions, downright, either, elements, eligibility, embodiment,
     embracement, encompassment, encyclopedic, entire, entirety, entity,
     envisagement, every man Jack, everybody, everyone, exclusive,
     exhaustive, exhaustiveness, explicit, express, extent, final, fit,
     fixed, flat, flat-out, flawless, force, full, full-fledged,
     full-grown, full-scale, global, good, gross, guts, hale, healthy,
     holistic, implicit, inappealable, inclusion, inclusive,
     inclusiveness, incorporation, index, indisputable, individual,
     indivisible, ingredients, innards, insides, intact, integral,
     integrate, integrated, inventory, irreducible, items, linkage,
     list, lone, magnitude, mass, matter, mature, matured, measure,
     measurement, membership, monadic, monistic, number, numbers,
     omnibus, one, one and all, one and indivisible, openness,
     orbicular, organism, organization, out-and-out, outright, over-all,
     panoramic, part, participation, parts, peremptory, perfect,
     plenary, positive, product, quantity, quantum, reception,
     reckoning, result, resultant, right, ripe, round, rounded, sane,
     score, simple, single, singular, sole, solid, solitary, sound,
     straight, straight-out, strength, substance, sum, sum total,
     summation, supply, sweeping, synoptic, system, tale, tally,
     the bottom line, the story, the whole story, tolerance, toleration,
     total, totality, tote, tout le monde, unabbreviated, unanalyzable,
     unblemished, unbroken, uncircumscribed, unconditional,
     unconditioned, uncut, undamaged, undiminished, undistracted,
     undivided, undoubting, unequivocal, unexpurgated, unhampered,
     unhesitating, unhurt, uniform, unimpaired, uninjured, unique,
     unitary, unity, universal, unlimited, unmarred, unmistakable,
     unmitigated, unqualified, unquestioning, unreserved, unrestricted,
     unswerving, untouched, unwaivable, utter, well, well-rounded,
     wholesome, without exception, without omission, without reserve,
     x number
  
  

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