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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 whole /ˈhol/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 whole /ˈhol/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whole a.
 1. Containing the total amount, number, etc.; comprising all the parts; free from deficiency; all; total; entire; as, the whole earth; the whole solar system; the whole army; the whole nation. “On their whole host I flew unarmed.”
    The whole race of mankind.   --Shak.
 2. Complete; entire; not defective or imperfect; not broken or fractured; unimpaired; uninjured; integral; as, a whole orange; the egg is whole; the vessel is whole.
    My life is yet whole in me.   --2 Sam. i. 9.
 3. Possessing, or being in a state of, heath and soundness; healthy; sound; well.
    [She] findeth there her friends hole and sound.   --Chaucer.
    They that be whole need not a physician.   --Matt. ix. 12.
    When Sir Lancelot's deadly hurt was whole.   --Tennyson.
 Whole blood. Law of Descent See under Blood, n., 2.
 Whole note Mus., the note which represents a note of longest duration in common use; a semibreve.
 Whole number Math., a number which is not a fraction or mixed number; an integer.
 Whole snipe Zool., the common snipe, as distinguished from the smaller jacksnipe. [Prov. Eng.]
 Syn: -- All; total; complete; entire; integral; undivided; uninjured; unimpaired; unbroken; healthy.
 Usage: -- Whole, Total, Entire, Complete. When we use the word whole, we refer to a thing as made up of parts, none of which are wanting; as, a whole week; a whole year; the whole creation. When we use the word total, we have reference to all as taken together, and forming a single totality; as, the total amount; the total income. When we speak of a thing as entire, we have no reference to parts at all, but regard the thing as an integer, i. e., continuous or unbroken; as, an entire year; entire prosperity. When we speak of a thing as complete, there is reference to some progress which results in a filling out to some end or object, or a perfected state with no deficiency; as, complete success; a complete victory.
    All the whole army stood agazed on him.   --Shak.
    One entire and perfect chrysolite.   --Shak.
 Lest total darkness should by night regain
 Her old possession, and extinguish life.   --Milton.
 So absolute she seems,
 And in herself complete.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whole n.
 1. The entire thing; the entire assemblage of parts; totality; all of a thing, without defect or exception; a thing complete in itself.
 This not the whole of life to live,
 Nor all of death to die.   --J. Montgomery.
 2. A regular combination of parts; a system.
    Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole.   --Pope.
 Committee of the whole. See under Committee.
 Upon the whole, considering all things; taking everything into account; in view of all the circumstances or conditions.
 Syn: -- Totality; total; amount; aggregate; gross.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [ant: fractional]
      2: (of siblings) having the same parents; "whole brothers and
         sisters" [ant: half]
      3: exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and
         hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again"
         [syn: hale]
      n 1: all of something including all its component elements or
           parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of
           American literature"
      2: 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" [syn: whole thing, unit]
      adv : 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" [syn: wholly, entirely,
             completely, totally, all, altogether] [ant: partially]