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

"gave his whole attention" "a whole wardrobe for the tropics" "the whole hog" "a whole week" "a whole loaf of bread"

Related terms: fractional entire integral full-length livelong undivided full-page full-page full-length complete integrity
2. [ noun ] all of something including all its component elements or parts
Examples:

"Europe as a whole" "the whole of American literature"

Related terms: concept complex unit compound part
3. [ noun ] an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
Synonyms: unit whole_thing
Examples:

"how big is that part compared to the whole?" "the repairman simply replaced the unit"

Related terms: object entity item sum hole artifact part section mix unitise
4. [ adverb ] to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent
Synonyms: entirely completely all wholly altogether totally
Examples:

"he was wholly convinced" "entirely satisfied with the meal" "was completely at fault" "a totally new situation" "the directions were all wrong" "It was not altogether her fault"

Related terms: partly colloquialism complete entire entire entire
5. [ adjective ] exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health
Synonyms: hale
Examples:

"hale and hearty" "whole in mind and body" "a whole person again"

Related terms: healthy
6. [ adjective ] (of siblings) having the same parents
Examples:

"whole brothers and sisters"

Related terms: half
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