Definition of 'whole'
- all of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature"
- 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"
- 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"
- (of siblings) having the same parents; "whole brothers and sisters"
- including everything; "the overall cost"; "the total amount owed"
Synonyms: overall total
- wholly unharmed
Synonyms: unharmed unhurt unscathed
- not impaired or diminished in any way; "emerged from the trial with his prestige intact"; "the blast left his hearing intact"
- exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again"
- acting together as a single undiversified whole; "a solid voting bloc"
Synonyms: solid unanimous
- 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"
Synonyms: wholly entirely completely totally all altogether
Antonyms: partially partly part