whole

Something that exists in its entirety is whole. If there are eight slices of pizza and you eat half, you've eaten four of them. If you eat the whole pizza, you've somehow managed to eat all eight slices.

In terms of mental or physical health, whole describes someone who is healthy or uninjured. It might take you a while after a traumatic experience to feel whole again. Whole siblings are brothers and sisters who share both parents (as opposed to half siblings, who have only one parent in common). All the parts of an object taken collectively make up the whole of that object.

Definitions of whole
  1. noun
    all of something including all its component elements or parts
    “Europe considered as a whole
    “the whole of American literature”
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    unit
    a single undivided whole
    compound
    a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
    complex, composite
    a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    one
    a single person or thing
    hybrid
    a composite of mixed origin
    syndrome
    a complex of concurrent things
    type of:
    concept, conception, construct
    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
  2. noun
    an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
    “how big is that part compared to the whole?”
    synonyms: unit
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    congener
    a whole (a thing or person) of the same kind or category as another
    animate thing, living thing
    a living (or once living) entity
    natural object
    an object occurring naturally; not made by man
    artefact, artifact
    a man-made object taken as a whole
    assembly
    a unit consisting of components that have been fitted together
    item
    a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection
    aggregate, sum, total, totality
    the whole amount
    being, organism
    a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    life
    living things collectively
    biont
    a discrete unit of living matter
    cell
    (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
    article
    one of a class of artifacts
    facility
    something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service
    cocoon
    silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs
    Americana
    any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America
    anachronism
    an artifact that belongs to another time
    antiquity
    an artifact surviving from the past
    block
    a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    button
    any artifact that resembles a button
    commodity, good, trade good
    articles of commerce
    cone
    any cone-shaped artifact
    covering
    an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
    creation
    an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
    custom-built, custom-made
    an item made to the customer's specifications
    decker
    (often used in combinations) something constructed with multiple levels
    decoration, ornament, ornamentation
    something used to beautify
    disposable
    an item that can be disposed of after it has been used
    electroplate
    any artifact that has been plated with a thin coat of metal by electrolysis
    excavation
    a hole in the ground made by excavating
    duplicate, extra
    something additional of the same kind
    cloth, fabric, material, textile
    artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    facility, installation
    a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
    fixture
    an object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)
    float
    something that floats on the surface of water
    insert, inset
    an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted
    instrumentality, instrumentation
    an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
    bed, layer
    single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
    lemon, stinker
    an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory
    line
    something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
    marker
    some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
    mystification
    something designed to mystify or bewilder
    opening
    a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
    cushioning, padding
    artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
    piece
    an item that is an instance of some type
    plaything, toy
    an artifact designed to be played with
    ready-made
    a manufactured artifact (as a garment or piece of furniture) that is made in advance and available for purchase
    restoration
    some artifact that has been restored or reconstructed
    flat solid, sheet
    a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
    sphere
    any spherically shaped artifact
    square
    any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles
    squeaker
    any artifact that makes a squeaking sound when used
    slip, strip
    artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    construction, structure
    a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    surface
    the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    thing
    an artifact
    track
    a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
    way
    any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
    weight
    an artifact that is heavy
    body, organic structure, physical structure
    the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    body, dead body
    a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person
    asterism
    (astronomy) a cluster of stars (or a small constellation)
    black body, blackbody, full radiator
    a hypothetical object capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it
    body
    an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects
    carpet
    a natural object that resembles or suggests a carpet
    celestial body, heavenly body
    a natural object visible in the sky
    consolidation
    something that has consolidated into a compact mass
    constellation
    a configuration of stars as seen from the earth
    cover, covering, natural covering
    a natural object that covers or envelops
    estraterrestrial body, extraterrestrial object
    a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere
    mechanism
    a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function
    nest
    a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
    radiator
    any object that radiates energy
    rock, stone
    a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    sample
    all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class
    tangle
    a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven
    cosmos, creation, existence, macrocosm, universe, world
    everything that exists anywhere
    plant part, plant structure
    any part of a plant or fungus
    building material
    material used for constructing buildings
    pavement, paving, paving material
    material used to pave an area
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    object, physical object
    a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
  3. adjective
    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”
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    entire, full, total
    constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
    full-length
    representing or accommodating the entire length
    full-page
    occupying an entire page in a book or paper
    entire, intact, integral
    constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged
    livelong
    (of time) constituting the full extent or duration
    undivided
    not separated into parts or shares; constituting an undivided unit
    complete
    having every necessary or normal part or component or step
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    fractional
    constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety
    aliquot
    signifying an exact divisor or factor of a quantity
    divisional
    constituting a division or an aliquot part of the basic monetary unit
    fragmental, fragmentary
    consisting of small disconnected parts
    half
    consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity
    halfway
    including only half or a portion
    waist-length
    (of clothing) extending only to the waist
    incomplete, uncomplete
    not complete or total; not completed
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  4. adjective
    acting together as a single undiversified whole
    synonyms: solid, unanimous
    undiversified
    not diversified
  5. adjective
    exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health
    whole in mind and body”
    “a whole person again”
    synonyms: hale
    healthy
    having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
  6. adjective
    not injured
    synonyms: unharmed, unhurt, unscathed
    uninjured
    not injured physically or mentally
  7. adjective
    (of siblings) having the same parents
    whole brothers and sisters”
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    half
    (of siblings) related through one parent only
  8. adverb
    to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    “a whole new idea”
    synonyms: all, altogether, completely, entirely, totally, wholly
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    Antonyms:
    part, partially, partly
    in part; in some degree; not wholly
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