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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Whole  \Whole\,  a.  [OE.  hole,  hol,  hal,  hool,  AS  h[=a]l  well 
  sound,  healthy;  akin  to  OFries  &  OS  h?l,  D.  heel,  G.  heil, 
  Icel.  heill,  Sw  hel  whole,  Dan.  heel,  Goth.  hails  well 
  sound,  OIr.  c?l  augury.  Cf  {Hale},  {Hail}  to  greet,  {Heal} 
  to  cure,  {Health},  {Holy}.] 
  1.  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.  ``On  their  whole  host  I  flew  unarmed.'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  The  whole  race  of  mankind.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  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  --2  Sam.  i.  9. 
 
  3.  Possessing,  or  being  in  a  state  of  heath  and  soundness; 
  healthy;  sound;  well 
 
  [She]  findeth  there  her  friends  hole  and  sound. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  They  that  be  whole  need  not  a  physician.  --Matt.  ix 
  12. 
 
  When  Sir  Lancelot's  deadly  hurt  was  whole. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  {Whole  blood}.  (Law  of  Descent)  See  under  {Blood},  n.,  2. 
 
  {Whole  note}  (Mus.),  the  note  which  represents  a  note  of 
  longest  duration  in  common  use  a  semibreve. 
 
  {Whole  number}  (Math.),  a  number  which  is  not  a  fraction  or 
  mixed  number;  an  integer. 
 
  {Whole  snipe}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  common  snipe,  as  distinguished 
  from  the  smaller  jacksnipe.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  Syn:  All  total;  complete;  entire;  integral;  undivided; 
  uninjured;  unimpaired;  unbroken;  healthy. 
 
  Usage:  {Whole},  {Total},  {Entire},  {Complete}.  When  we  use 
  the  word  whole,  we  refer  to  a  thing  as  made  up  of 
  parts  none  of  which  are  wanting;  as  a  whole  week;  a 
  whole  year;  the  whole  creation.  When  we  use  the  word 
  total,  we  have  reference  to  all  as  taken  together,  and 
  forming  a  single  totality;  as  the  total  amount;  the 
  total  income.  When  we  speak  of  a  thing  as  entire,  we 
  have  no  reference  to  parts  at  all  but  regard  the 
  thing  as  an  integer,  i.  e.,  continuous  or  unbroken; 
  as  an  entire  year;  entire  prosperity.  When  we  speak 
  of  a  thing  as  complete,  there  is  reference  to  some 
  progress  which  results  in  a  filling  out  to  some  end  or 
  object,  or  a  perfected  state  with  no  deficiency;  as 
  complete  success;  a  complete  victory. 
 
  All  the  whole  army  stood  agazed  on  him  --Shak. 
 
  One  entire  and  perfect  chrysolite.  --Shak. 
 
  Lest  total  darkness  should  by  night  regain  Her 
  old  possession,  and  extinguish  life.  --Milton. 
 
  So  absolute  she  seems  And  in  herself  complete. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Whole  \Whole\,  n. 
  1.  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.  --J. 
  Montgomery. 
 
  2.  A  regular  combination  of  parts  a  system. 
 
  Parts  answering  parts  shall  slide  into  a  whole. 
  --Pope. 
 
  {Committee  of  the  whole}.  See  under  {Committee}. 
 
  {Upon  the  whole},  considering  all  things  taking  everything 
  into  account;  in  view  of  all  the  circumstances  or 
  conditions. 
 
  Syn:  Totality;  total;  amount;  aggregate;  gross. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  whole 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {fractional}] 
  2:  (of  siblings)  having  the  same  parents;  "whole  brothers  and 
  sisters"  [ant:  {half}] 
  3:  exhibiting  or  restored  to  vigorous  good  health;  "hale  and 
  hearty";  "whole  in  mind  and  body";  "a  whole  person  again" 
  [syn:  {hale}] 
  n  1:  all  of  something  including  all  its  component  elements  or 
  parts  "Europe  as  a  whole";  "the  whole  of  American 
  literature" 
  2:  an  assemblage  of  parts  that  is  regarded  as  a  single  entity; 
  "how  big  is  that  part  compared  to  the  whole?";  "the 
  repairman  simply  replaced  the  unit"  [syn:  {whole  thing},  {unit}] 
  adv  :  to  a  complete  degree  or  to  the  full  or  entire  extent;  "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";  (`whole'  is  often  used  informally  for 
  `wholly'  as  in  "a  whole  new  idea")  [syn:  {wholly},  {entirely}, 
  {completely},  {totally},  {all},  {altogether}]  [ant:  {partly}] 




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