whole ADJECTIVE 1) complete; entire. 2) emphasizing a large extent or number: a whole range of issues. 3) in an unbroken or undamaged state.
NOUN 1) a thing that is complete in itself. 2) (the whole) all of something.
ADVERB informal entirely; wholly: a whole new meaning.
as a whole — Cf. ↑as a whole
on the whole — Cf. ↑on the whole
the whole nine yards — Cf. ↑the whole nine yards
DERIVATIVES wholeness noun.
ORIGIN Old English, related to HAIL(Cf. ↑hail).

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