whole: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hōl), [key]
- comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.
- containing all the elements properly belonging; complete: We have a whole set of antique china.
- undivided; in one piece: to swallow a thing whole.
- integral, or not fractional.
- not broken, damaged, or impaired; intact: Thankfully, the vase arrived whole.
- uninjured or unharmed; sound: He was surprised to find himself whole after the crash.
- pertaining to all aspects of human nature, esp. one's physical, intellectual, and spiritual development: education for the whole person.
- without foundation in fact; fictitious: a story made out of whole cloth.
- the whole assemblage of parts or elements belonging to a thing; the entire quantity, account, extent, or number: He accepted some of the parts but rejected the whole.
- a thing complete in itself, or comprising all its parts or elements.
- an assemblage of parts associated or viewed together as one thing; a unitary system.
- all things included or considered; altogether: As a whole, the relocation seems to have been beneficial.
- On the whole, the neighborhood is improving.
- in view of all the circumstances; after consideration.
- disregarding exceptions; in general:On the whole, the neighborhood is improving.
- whole (Thesaurus)