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whole

[ hohl ]
/ hoʊl /
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adjective
noun
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Idioms about whole

Origin of whole

First recorded before 900; Middle English hole, hool (adjective and noun), Old English hāl (adjective); cognate with Dutch heel,German heil,Old Norse heill;see hale1, heal; spelling with w reflects dialect form

synonym study for whole

8. Whole, total mean the entire or complete sum or amount. The whole is all there is; every part, member, aspect; the complete sum, amount, quantity of anything, not divided; the entirety: the whole of one's property, family. Total also means whole, complete amount, or number, but conveys the idea of something added together or added up: The total of their gains amounted to millions.

OTHER WORDS FROM whole

wholeness, nounself-whole, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH whole

hole, whole
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British Dictionary definitions for whole

whole
/ (həʊl) /

adjective
adverb
in an undivided or unbroken pieceto swallow a plum whole
noun

Derived forms of whole

wholeness, noun

Word Origin for whole

Old English hāl, hǣl; related to Old Frisian hāl, hēl, Old High German heil, Gothic hails; compare hale 1
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Medical definitions for whole

whole
[ hōl ]

adj.
Not wounded, injured, or impaired; sound or unhurt.
Having been restored; healed.
n.
An entity or system made up of interrelated parts.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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