1 entire, complete, uncut, full, intact, unbroken, total:
I can't believe she ate the whole chicken. Were you here the whole time?
2 in one piece, intact, unharmed, undamaged, unscathed, unimpaired, unhurt, uninjured:
How could anyone emerge whole from that smash-up?
3 well, healthy, sound, fit, strong:
The surgeons have made him whole again.
4 everything, aggregate, (sum) total, totality, lot, entirety; ensemble; Colloq whole kit and caboodle:
I look at the whole and don't bother about petty details.
5 on the whole. largely, mostly, usually, more often than not, for the most part, in general, generally, by and large, with few exceptions, all things considered, all in all, as a rule, chiefly, mainly, in the main, predominantly:
On the whole, our clients collect only originals, not copies or prints.
1 all of sth
VERB + WHOLE
cover, embrace, encompass, involve, span
The project involved the whole of the university.
| fill, occupy, take up
The library takes up the whole of the first floor.
| permeate, pervade
Technology permeates the whole of our lives.
2 complete thing
coherent, cohesive, harmonious, homogeneous, integrated, organized, seamless
She was struggling to organize her ideas into a coherent whole.
| single | complex
The author examines each aspect of Roman society, then attempts to summarize the complex whole.
At this age, babies do not yet combine sounds into a meaningful whole.
VERB + WHOLE
form, make (up)
He tried to fit the pieces of evidence together to make a coherent whole.
as a whole
Unemployment is higher in the north than in the country as a whole.
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