|1.||[ adjective ] 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" "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|
"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|
"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|
"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|
"hale and hearty" "whole in mind and body" "a whole person again"
|6.||[ adjective ] (of siblings) having the same parents|
"whole brothers and sisters"