Associations to the word «Whole»


WHOLE, adjective. Entire.
WHOLE, adjective. Sound, uninjured, healthy.
WHOLE, adjective. (of food) From which none of its constituents has been removed.
WHOLE, adverb. (colloquial) In entirety; entirely; wholly.
WHOLE, noun. Something complete, without any parts missing.
WHOLE, noun. An entirety.
WHOLE BALL OF WAX, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) The entire or overall plan, concept or action.
WHOLE BALL OF WAX, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) Everything of a similar or related nature; everything necessary for a particular purpose.
WHOLE CHEBANG, noun. Archaic spelling of whole shebang.
WHOLE CLOTH, noun. A newly made textile which has not yet been cut.
WHOLE CLOTH, noun. (figurative) (used attributively or preceded by various prepositions) The fictitious material from which complete fabrications, lies with no basis in truth, are made.
WHOLE CLOTH, noun. Something made completely new, with no history, and not based on anything else.
WHOLE CLOTH, adverb. (idiomatic) in full extent, wholesale, entirely, without changes or additions
WHOLE ENCHILADA, noun. All of something or a group of related things taken in totality.
WHOLE FOOD, noun. Food that is unprocessed and unrefined, or processed or refined as little as possible.
WHOLE FOODS, noun. Plural of whole food
WHOLE HOG, adjective. Committed without restraint.
WHOLE HOG, adverb. Totally; entirely.
WHOLE HOG, noun. The entire amount; the full extent.
WHOLE KIT AND CABOODLE, noun. Alternative form of kit and caboodle
WHOLE KIT AND KABOODLE, noun. Alternative form of kit and caboodle
WHOLE LANGUAGE, noun. A method of teaching literacy that emphasises the recognition of words in an everyday context; often contrasted with phonics.
WHOLE MILK, noun. Milk from which none of its constituents (e.g. fat) has been removed.
WHOLE NOTE, noun. (music) A semibreve, a musical note four beats long in 4/4 time.
WHOLE NOTES, noun. Plural of whole note
WHOLE NUMBER, noun. (maths) An integer
WHOLE NUMBER, noun. (maths) A natural number (positive or non-negative integer)
WHOLE NUMBER, noun. The total count (Example: "The whole number of votes cast.")
WHOLE NUMBERS, noun. Plural of whole number
WHOLE PACKAGE, noun. (usually with the) All the elements constituting a whole or occurring as a unit.
WHOLE PACKAGE, noun. (usually with the) Something or someone that possesses a full set of relevant characteristics, usually desirable ones.
WHOLE REST, noun. (music) A whole rest is a pause or interval of silence equal in duration to two half rests or one half of a breve rest. In common or 4/4 time, its duration is four beats.
WHOLE REST, noun. (music) A symbol used in musical notation drawn as a solid rectangle directly below the line above the middle line of a staff whose height is half the distance between lines.
WHOLE RESTS, noun. Plural of whole rest
WHOLE SHEBANG, noun. (idiomatic) (with "the") Everything; the entire thing.
WHOLE SHITTING MATCH, noun. (uncountable) (vulgar) (slang) The whole thing; the whole affair or activity; everything.
WHOLE SHOOTING MATCH, noun. (idiomatic) Everything; the entire collection, endeavor, or activity.
WHOLE SNIPE, noun. The common snipe, as distinguished from the smaller jacksnipe.
WHOLE SNIPES, noun. Plural of whole snipe
WHOLE STEP, noun. (music) An interval equal to two half steps or a ratio of 1.122.
WHOLE STEPS, noun. Plural of whole step
WHOLE TONE, noun. (music) The musical interval equal (exactly or approximately) to two semitones or two-twelfths of an octave

Dictionary definition

WHOLE, noun. All of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature".
WHOLE, noun. 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".
WHOLE, adverb. 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".
WHOLE, 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".
WHOLE, adjective. (of siblings) having the same parents; "whole brothers and sisters".
WHOLE, adjective. Not injured.
WHOLE, adjective. Exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again".
WHOLE, adjective. Acting together as a single undiversified whole; "a solid voting bloc".

Wise words

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Yiddish Proverb