‘I ate a whole fish.’;
(literally) All the things under discussion.
‘I checked the list again and everything is done.’; ‘Thank you for everything you've done for us.’;
Sound, uninjured, healthy.
‘He is of whole mind, but the same cannot be said about his physical state.’;
Many or most things.
‘I did everything today - washed the dishes, cut the lawn, did the laundry.’;
(of food) From which none of its constituents has been removed.
‘whole wheat;’; ‘whole milk’;
(colloquial) A state of well-being (from all parts of the whole).
‘She wasn't feeling well this morning but now everything is fine.’; ‘Since the company lost its best customer everything has gotten worse.’;
(colloquial) In entirety; entirely; wholly.
‘I ate a fish whole!’;
(colloquial) Considerable effort.
‘It took everything in me to resist the temptation to skip work on my birthday.’;
Something complete, without any parts missing.
‘This variety of fascinating details didn't fall together into an enjoyable, coherent whole.’;
(colloquial) The most important thing.
‘I can't believe I made it in time - timing is everything!’;
Whatever pertains to the subject under consideration; all things.
‘More wise, more learned, more just, more everything.’;
Containing the total amount, number, etc.; comprising all the parts; free from deficiency; all; total; entire; as, the whole earth; the whole solar system; the whole army; the whole nation.
‘The whole race of mankind.’;
Everything (or Every thing) is all that exists; the opposite of nothing, or its complement. It is the totality of things relevant to some subject matter.
Complete; entire; not defective or imperfect; not broken or fractured; unimpaired; uninjured; integral; as, a whole orange; the egg is whole; the vessel is whole.
‘My life is yet whole in me.’;
Possessing, or being in a state of, heath and soundness; healthy; sound; well.
‘[She] findeth there her friends hole and sound.’; ‘They that be whole need not a physician.’; ‘When Sir Lancelot's deadly hurt was whole.’; ‘All the whole army stood agazed on him.’; ‘One entire and perfect chrysolite.’; ‘Lest total darkness should by night regainHer old possession, and extinguish life.’; ‘So absolute she seems,And in herself complete.’;
The entire thing; the entire assemblage of parts; totality; all of a thing, without defect or exception; a thing complete in itself.
‘"This not the whole of life to live,Nor all of death to die.’;
A regular combination of parts; a system.
‘Parts answering parts shall slide into a 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’;
exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health;
‘hale and hearty’; ‘whole in mind and body’; ‘a whole person again’;
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’;