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
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n all of something including all its component elements or parts

“Europe considered as a whole
“the whole of American literature”
Types:
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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

n an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity

“how big is that part compared to the whole?”
Synonyms:
unit
Types:
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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
natural objects 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
Type of:
object, physical object
a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

adj 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”
Synonyms:
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
Antonyms:
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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adj acting together as a single undiversified whole

Synonyms:
solid, unanimous
undiversified
not diversified

adj 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

adj not injured

Synonyms:
unharmed, unhurt, unscathed
uninjured
not injured physically or mentally

adj (of siblings) having the same parents

whole brothers and sisters”
Antonyms:
half
(of siblings) related through one parent only

adv 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
Antonyms:
part, partially, partly
in part; in some degree; not wholly

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