whole

[ hohl ]
/ hoʊl /

adjective

noun

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Idioms for whole

Origin of whole

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

SYNONYMS FOR whole

8 totality, aggregate. 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

whole·ness, nounself-whole, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH whole

hole whole (see synonym study at hole) (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for wholeness

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 wholeness

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.
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Idioms and Phrases with wholeness

whole

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