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whole

whole

 
pronunciation:
hol
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
phrases:
as a whole, on the whole
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: comprising the entire extent or amount.
She stayed awake the whole night.
synonyms:
entire
similar words:
all, full, good, overall, round, thorough, total
definition 2: having all the pieces or complete parts.
The whole puzzle looks very different from what I expected when I saw it in pieces.
synonyms:
complete, entire, total
antonyms:
incomplete, partial
similar words:
aggregate, all, full, overall, thorough, unabridged
definition 3: healthy; uninjured.
After the accident it was a long time before she was whole again.
synonyms:
hale, healthy, sound, well
similar words:
fine, recovered, right, robust, strong, unimpaired, uninjured
definition 4: all in one piece; not divided.
The snake swallowed the whole frog at once.
synonyms:
entire, intact
antonyms:
divided
similar words:
all, complete, inviolate, single, total, unbroken, undivided
definition 5: (informal) very great.
I feel a whole lot better now.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: all the pieces or parts of a thing; the entire amount of a thing.
synonyms:
ensemble, entirety, sum total, total
antonyms:
agglomeration, fraction, part
similar words:
aggregate, all, amount, assemblage, gross, sum, totality
definition 2: an entire or complete thing.
He settled for half but would have preferred the whole.
synonyms:
entirety, total
antonyms:
constituent, fraction, part
similar words:
all, complement, totality
phrase: as a whole
phrase: on the whole
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: (informal) altogether; entirely.
a whole new way of cooking
synonyms:
altogether, entirely, totally, wholly
similar words:
absolutely, completely
derivation: wholeness (n.)
Homophone Note
The words whole and hole (an opening) sound alike but have different meanings.