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a full/whole week (=every day in a week)
▪ I can't believe we've been here a whole week already.
a whole number (=a number that is not a fraction)
a whole range (=a wide range)
▪ He also supports a whole range of other charities.
a whole series of
▪ There’s been a whole series of accidents on this road.
all afternoon/the whole afternoon
▪ You left the lights on all afternoon.
forget the whole thing
▪ If we can’t get any funding we might as well forget the whole thing.
full/entire/whole panoply of sth (=the whole range of something)
sb’s whole attitude
▪ His whole attitude seemed different.
sb’s whole body
▪ Her whole body froze with fear.
▪ Most snakes swallow their prey whole.
that’s the (whole) point
▪ That’s the point. She didn’t tell us what was going on.
the core/roots/whole of sb’s being
▪ The whole of her being had been taken over by a desire to return to her homeland.
the full/whole story
▪ I did not know the full story.
the total/whole/entire population
▪ The entire population will be celebrating.
the whole community
▪ The committee meets to discuss issues that affect the whole community.
the whole concept of sth
▪ Some people reject the whole concept of evolution.
the whole family
▪ We invited the whole family round.
the whole incident
▪ The whole incident was caught on CCTV.
the whole lot
▪ I can’t believe you ate the whole lot.
the whole neighbourhood
▪ Be quiet! You’ll wake up the whole neighbourhood!
the whole notion of sth (=used to emphasize that you are talking about a lot of related ideas, not just one specific idea)
▪ The movie makes us question the whole notion of what makes a hero.
the whole purpose (=used for emphasis)
▪ The whole purpose of running a business is to make money.
The whole room
The whole room started singing ‘Happy Birthday’.
the whole/entire world
▪ Today the whole world is threatened with pollution.
the whole/full truth
▪ Investors should have been told the whole truth.
the whole/full/entire length of sth
▪ The camera looks down the full length of the street.
whole gamut
▪ College life opened up a whole gamut of new experiences.
whole milk (also full-fat milk British English) (= milk that has not had any fat taken out)
▪ The ice cream is made from whole milk.
whole note
whole number
whole wheat
▪ Just a few weeks ago he had been saying the whole affair would fizzle out and Banfield would sink back into anonymity once more.
▪ Undoubtedly to the disappointment of the leakers, Inman came through the whole affair like a breath of fresh air.
▪ Calls from every side for a full judicial inquiry into the whole affair grew louder.
▪ Part of his strength was in never losing consciousness for the whole affair, his good eye seeming never to close.
▪ Haden sounded just a little off-key about the whole affair.
▪ The whole affair had nothing to do with us.
▪ That was the most puzzling aspect of the whole affair, Alexei thought.
▪ In fact, he was so delighted with the whole affair that he relented and let Barnabas into the study after dinner.
▪ The whole area was immediately placed under curfew and restrictions were not relaxed until Dec. 15.
▪ In other words, at this point the whole area is nascent with tremendous potential.
▪ The whole area was completely deserted.
▪ That whole area there, we got it covered solid.
▪ Its sluices could be used to flood the whole area if it became infested with invading forces.
▪ It kept the whole area from becoming a lake when the tide came in.
▪ The only traffic in the whole area consisted of chugging yellow Navy tugboats which emitted heavy black smoke from their tall stacks.
▪ Her whole body does have the capacity for arousal-but bringing it all to the boil relies on your skill level.
▪ Our emotions swim in a soup of hormones and peptides that percolate through our whole body.
▪ Rises in whole body turnover rates have also been seen in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
▪ You had to move to show your whole body.
▪ Cleanse your whole body Advocates believe that crystals can even play a big part in your daily beauty routine.
▪ His face, his whole body looks tight.
▪ It is the heart and lungs that help to determine the fitness of the whole body.
▪ Was this how women cried, their whole bodies trembling?
▪ Behind him on the wall there's this whole bunch of oils.
▪ There was a whole bunch of yelling on the radios.
▪ He gave me a whole bunch of flowers for nothing.
▪ Hank Greenwald said farewell to the Giants Sunday, and a whole bunch of people had that look.
▪ Since the word got out on Prehistoric I've seen a whole bunch of scripts.
▪ But he was so strong he might have taken the whole bunch of us.
▪ The whole bunch were looking more and more like liabilities.
▪ They know that a whole bunch of famous models would rather go naked than wear fur.
▪ He sounded as if he was thoroughly disgusted by the whole business and she felt a pang of dismay.
▪ I was completely new to the whole business.
▪ The kitten lived to be nine, so came out of the whole business best, I suppose.
▪ That would certainly turn the tables, Blue thinks, that would certainly stand the whole business on its head.
▪ There are seven priests, with seven trumpets, and the whole business takes exactly seven days.
▪ But by this time, with six months left on his contract, Taylor was soured on the whole business.
▪ It's the end of the whole business.
▪ I was so focused on setting the business up, I forgot I was a key to the whole business.
▪ Occasionally the whole class dissolves into hysterics for about five minutes and then refuses to tell me what I have said.
▪ After the groups have had time to consider these questions, ask them to share their thoughts with the whole class.
▪ This acting can range from pairs of students re-enacting a dialogue through to a simulation involving the whole class.
▪ Then discuss them with the whole class.
▪ A whole class of cars were created for this concept.
▪ When they were rowdy and rude, I kept whole classes for detention.
▪ Playback to the whole class may be unavoidable because of time and space restrictions.
▪ After the students write their stories, they may want to share them in pairs or with the whole class.
▪ Special communes, whole community come together to press the grape and gather the precious juice.
▪ But where the lava erupted, whole communities have been vaporized.
▪ The whole community has been living in fear for far too long, menaced equally by both sets of paramilitaries.
▪ The system of interest is usually a living system, say an organism, a population, or even a whole community.
▪ Coun Jones said the team had done a good job for the whole community.
▪ A missing species which once reintroduced, would reorder the whole community of ecology of plants.
▪ This is a high enough level of protection to control the diseases and prevent epidemics devastating whole communities.
▪ It may never harbor a lot of fish life, but it threads through and sustains a whole community.
▪ It was a programme the whole country could welcome.
▪ Now the whole country is run by a myopic bourgeoisie with a mentality that does not care for the people.
▪ In much of the world not just the poor but whole countries are getting poorer.
▪ We need an event that will excite and shock the exile community, the whole country.
▪ Half a century ago, the whole country was alive with rumours of invasion.
▪ Highway One, the most important road in the whole country, did not even have its own bridges.
▪ The whole country would like to know at what level of income they intend to increase the higher rate of tax.
▪ Their story is how they are struggling to right themselves, to reconstruct a whole country from within.
▪ I was literally in shock for a whole day.
▪ He had gone the whole day feeling first up and then down.
▪ That whole day was just a wreck.
▪ She remained a whole day and night in that stifling environment, yet remained unharmed.
▪ Many guests spend the whole day here, relaxing by the pool or sitting in the shade.
▪ It takes me a whole day to read it.
▪ After a whole day there was just a thin layer of muddy slush.
▪ Algae and man lasted a whole day.
▪ It has a special family unit where whole families can be admitted.
▪ Now, the whole family has reached high levels of achievement in the Amway business.
▪ Sunday roasts are her speciality, with the whole family sitting around an old pine table.
▪ And as far as a forty-five-or fifty-minute session once or twice a week-the whole family is falling apart.
▪ The price-conscious monarch could have bought presents for the whole family - and still had change from £50.
▪ The Weaversso the whole family could sing together in the car.
▪ Many providers supply five or more addresses-enough for the whole family.
▪ The whole family came alive with the new arrangements.
▪ The whole group of ribs is made into an inverted concave cone.
▪ This may lead to the whole group moving, tugged along by a complex web of bonds.
▪ She had a picture of a Southern lynch mob, a whole group of white men and women.
▪ A whole group of connotations, arising from our knowledge of the drug culture, then settles on the music.
▪ So how, in whole group drama, do we build commitment to the work and engagement in the issues?
▪ At the final session the whole group met together to pray and reflect on the week.
▪ Afterwards the whole group stayed on for a few extra days.
▪ Next morning after breakfast the whole group went out for the day.
▪ A playground and playhouse keep the tots happy while the teenagers have a ball with a whole host of absorbing activities.
▪ They can manufacture a whole host of body parts, from neurons to muscles to blood cells.
▪ Radio 3 has a whole host of problems, not the least being its actual survival.
▪ Somehow the interplay of a whole host of factors can add up to push the stable crust out of balance.
▪ Cortisone was hailed as a wonder drug for a whole host of skin problems and inflammatory disorders.
▪ A whole host of activities are arranged by the Club 16 leader.
▪ Without this the purchaser may be sidetracked into calculations on a whole host of other matters which are not strictly relevant.
▪ A whole host of share questions can already be answered in your Guinness Share Opportunity folder and scheme documentation.
▪ Nowadays you can carpet your whole house and pay nothing for six months.
▪ The whole house fell on top of her, and that was the end of sweet old Peg.
▪ I am sure that the whole House deplores such incidents.
▪ More competition will lead to better service, and the whole House knows it.
▪ But some one has to do it, or the whole house would crumble around us.
▪ Some will want to make available their whole houses and move into bed-and-breakfast themselves.
▪ The whole house reeks of smoke and is covered in soot.
▪ But after a few months, I felt completely bored with the whole idea.
▪ The attempt to make such distinctions clear was a strong motive behind the whole idea of formalism.
▪ Slowly we began to take the whole idea of the band more seriously.
▪ The whole idea is too perverse.
▪ In Repertory Grid the notion of similarity and contrast, indeed the whole idea of making connections, is paramount.
▪ The whole idea is that Morrissey never knows a thing.
▪ And the whole idea of remarriage and disowning Nigel was the sort of novelette situation that would appeal to Jacqui.
▪ The more grandiose their mad ark visions got, the more interested in the whole idea they all became.
▪ I felt then as if my whole life had collapsed.
▪ I thought my career, my friendships and my whole life was ruined.
▪ Prayer is therefore another dimension of our whole lives.
▪ The first concrete experience of the church that many people have in their whole lives is at a funeral.
▪ Her whole life had been locked to geometries.
▪ Puritanism, the household, and property dominate the diary, as perhaps her whole life.
▪ Katie smeared a whole lot of make-up on too, but she just looked silly, like a little kid with face paints.
▪ Virgil said for one thing he looked a whole lot older than he really was.
▪ And lo, there was a whole lot of shaking going on. 11.
▪ All parties suffered, yet it was difficult to generate a whole lot of pity for any of them.
▪ Now, doesn't that sound a whole lot more exciting than the next Prodigy video?
▪ It was a whole lot better than the old pineapple.
▪ Do you read the whole lot, or read the first one and the last one and guess the rest?
▪ Stessel, however, had been expecting a whole lot less.
▪ Although many range from shocking pink to cerise, the blue pulse gives the whole place a purple glow.
▪ The whole place shrieked: Make Do.
▪ It was as if the whole place were deserted and derelict.
▪ In no time at all the whole place was dark except for the overhead light in the foyer.
▪ Not only did we double-glaze and fitted-Tintawn the whole place from top to bottom but I got my Dream Kitchen!
▪ A whole place of just Disney characters and rides!
▪ The whole place reverberated with noise, feet pounding up and down stairs, children yelling, women shouting, doors banging.
▪ Funny thing is the whole place seems to run better her way, so I let her get on with it.
▪ The whole point is adventure and calculated risk taking.
▪ Well, that was the whole point.
▪ The whole point of quantum mechanics is that it has a different view of reality.
▪ His real name is Markham-or, as Blue sounds it out to himself, mark him-and that is the whole point.
▪ The whole point of radio communications is the very versatility and freedom associated with its use.
▪ That, remember, is the whole point of female choosiness at leks.
▪ Since the whole point of belief is to be true, logical inconsistency in belief defeats the aim of belief.
▪ I mean, that was, in a way, the whole point.
▪ And then the whole process had to begin again.
▪ Writing things down also shows that you take the whole process seriously, which is an important part of breaking free.
▪ This brings us back to the recovery phase and the whole process starts over again.
▪ It is an essential feature of the whole process of inner development, as already intimated.
▪ The whole process is called conveyancing.
▪ The produce business is not like peanut butter where it takes time for the whole process to catch up with the product.
▪ Most of the Lourdes visitors journey in faith and it is the whole process that becomes a blessing to them.
▪ Some drives come with software that simplifies the whole process.
▪ So the simplest explanation is the one that can include the whole range of complex elements within one integral and harmonious scheme.
▪ Bristol, too, took in a whole range of seaborne food supplies.
▪ During the last 13 years we have cut, simplified or abolished a whole range of direct taxes.
▪ Knitters can choose from a whole range of techniques and their selection will be put on to a video, exclusive to them.
▪ A whole range of other reptiles were present in the Jurassic and Cretaceous; none of them are dinosaurs.
▪ Schools have to attempt to satisfy the conflicting demands of a whole range of individuals and groups.
▪ A whole range of intercessory objects was also outlawed, as were prayers to the saints, pilgrimages, and requiem masses.
▪ One 250-watt bulb is capable of giving enough background light for a whole room.
▪ The whole room felt soggy by the time we left.
▪ The quivering net of light from the river seemed now to have set the whole room trembling.
▪ She stared at the package and then at him and the whole room grew quiet.
▪ At one point it looked like we'd have to restore the whole room.
▪ Then she torched the whole room, even though the captain was still half-alive.
▪ That old villain Lord Elgin would have had it away on his toes with the whole room.
▪ We felt the whole room sag and sway.
▪ Just as the teacher was getting into her stride, the whole school was plunged into darkness.
▪ And if one thing happened, the whole school would be involved.
▪ In addition, the clarification of such issues could well provide the initial stimulus for a whole school language policy.
▪ In January 1981, the whole school embarked on work connected with a single language-based topic.
▪ There is a rolling programme of whole school inspections and detailed subject department inspections.
▪ His Technique became fundamental to the whole school curriculum.
▪ The whole school seemed to have been designed with the sole purpose of freezing all the pupils to death.
▪ The Act required the whole school to meet for the daily act of collective worship unless the school premises made this impracticable.
▪ These developments face the churches and theology with a whole series of difficult and delicate questions.
▪ Coexisting with them was a whole series of private networks comprising computers hard-wired to one another, sometimes spanning the country.
▪ A whole series of male clubs sprang up which emphasised the elements of male bonding.
▪ By the end of his Government Baldwin was anxious to make a whole series of Cabinet changes.
▪ A whole series of measures followed promoting the position of radicals - and the Communists - at the expense of the moderates.
▪ A regular newsletter keeps people in touch and a whole series of social events are undertaken.
▪ At the same time, the schools developed a whole series of vocational courses.
▪ This morning l drew a whole series of quick sketches of bowls of fruit.
▪ But personal characteristics are certainly not the whole story.
▪ I tell the whole story quickly.
▪ Baptismal, confirmation, membership and communicant figures do not tell the whole story.
▪ But numbers, especially in television, rarely tell the whole story.
▪ But that is not the whole story.
▪ Psychoanalysis does not, however, tell the whole story.
▪ The whole story sounded very odd.
▪ But as time goes on you begin to realise this is not the whole story.
▪ In fact, we probably take the whole system of communication by telephone very much for granted.
▪ The atmosphere communicates the state of the whole system.
▪ Emergence of difference is often experienced as a shock to the whole system, a sudden puncturing of the illusion of sameness.
▪ And that reinforces the whole system.
▪ Moreover, the leading multinationals have been able to gain critical efficiencies in financing the whole system.
▪ What stands in our way is a whole system designed to serve the job.
▪ Thus the teacher users will be teaching the whole system - program plus published documents.
▪ The whole system requires enormous amounts of energy.
▪ That he himself happened to be a congenital cad only made the whole thing more difficult, not easier.
▪ The whole thing could be played between June 15 and the end of August....
▪ And at the same moment she had the shattering thought that perhaps she had imagined the whole thing.
▪ But she was happy the whole thing was over.
▪ Not only could be, but would be, and the whole thing would blow up in my face.
▪ The whole thing has occurred without a sound....
▪ The whole thing seethed, illusion and allusion swinging from branch to branch like gibbons in the treetops.
▪ Horgan thinks he has the whole thing figured out.
▪ You get so you think like one the whole time.
▪ I never thought about it the whole time.
▪ She was berating me the whole time.
▪ The bands can be as deep as you like and the whole time you are creating a unique structure.
▪ I watched you on the bench, and you were pissed the whole time.
▪ The whole time I was carrying it, I wasn't worried about the birth.
▪ He said the trick was to close your eyes the whole time and just keep thinking it was Sandra Dee.
▪ I have to quiz him about everything and even then he won't tell the whole truth.
▪ To connect behavior to performance, the leaders had to learn how to tell the whole truth.
▪ Telling the whole truth about the Ayr salmon, rather than letting me off the hook, only improved the tale.
▪ Other times, telling the whole truth required honesty about painful realities.
▪ All true, but not the whole truth.
▪ That happens to be the whole truth.
▪ If you choose me then you have to tell me the whole truth - who your accomplice is.
▪ In ethics cases, it means the truth is never the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
▪ Once they talked of it in the village shop, the whole village would know by nightfall.
▪ This whole village has gone to pots.
▪ Soon the whole village will know this.
▪ You stank the whole village out.
▪ The whole village was turned inward.
▪ These two greenfield sites were each equal in size to the whole village of 1967.
▪ By five the whole village was moving.
▪ Dressing hurriedly, he dashed outside to find that, in just a few hours, the whole world had been transformed.
▪ Does a person who exhibits his display to the whole world display to another person?
▪ We arrive at night in some places like Minnesota, wake up in morning and suddenly whole world is white.
▪ In the 50s a tennis player lit up with warmth the whole world.
▪ The whole world outside was shut out, and the invisible afternoon was going on without us.
▪ It happens once every four years, features a marathon race and is watched by the whole world.
▪ The whole world is yours, in a way that it can never belong to me.
▪ At one time in his life, he didn't sleep in a bed for four whole years.
▪ That whole year, I never saw Mama drunk.
▪ In 1981 it had a total income of 171 million pounds for the whole year.
▪ He spent a whole year bumming from friends, crashing in strange places, selling weed with pals to make his bread.
▪ This charge will be for the whole year and will be based on their term-time address.
▪ So she had almost a whole year of the company of her peers and along with them learned to spell and count.
▪ The Times and Sunday Times closed down in dispute, for what turned out to be a whole year.
▪ You have more boxes this time than when you came for a whole year.
a (whole) host of people/things
▪ I am extremely -; oh, a host of things, but not angry any more.
a whole new ball game
▪ I used to be a teacher, so working in an office is a whole new ball game.
▪ Although not my cup of tea, I must admit Manchester United is a whole new ball game.
▪ Read in studio Still to come on Central News, it's a whole new ball game.
▪ So obviously if he's hidden this one, he's playing a whole new ball game.
a whole nother ...
be sb's (whole) life
▪ Music is Laura's life.
▪ A life that isn't exactly life.
▪ His praying likewise was full of life and feeling.
▪ That, she said later, was how life baited the trap.
▪ The hard-edged Luce style was making Life a more serious product than its old-fashioned competitor.
▪ When this relationship is extended, life on land becomes equated not only with non-questing but with spiritual non-being.
▪ With the one the bird is risking its life, with the other only a meal.
go the whole hog
▪ We decided to go whole hog and stay at the Hilton.
▪ And when you've claimed that much land, why not go the whole hog and put a roof over it as well.
▪ Are they about kissing, petting or going the whole hog, as one might say?
▪ Brailsford was one of the few popular frontists prepared to go the whole hog and accept this.
▪ He reckoned now he was in, he might as well go the whole hog.
▪ Mortified by the twist in his sobriety, George decided to go the whole hog and join the Total Abstinence Society.
▪ Taking a deep breath we elected to go the whole hog and print 16 pages.
▪ The Siemens display goes the whole hog.
▪ You could hire taxis, or go the whole hog and hire a chauffeur-driven car for the day.
that's not the whole story
the (whole) works
▪ I'd like a hot dog with ketchup, onions...the works.
▪ And that you learn to groom Goosedown, and feed her, and take care of her tack, the whole works.
▪ Dozens of palm trees are being planted at key intersections, and plans are in the works to improve street lighting.
▪ He was an anglophile and an enthusiast of the works of Jeremy Bentham.
▪ I run into the bathroom and floss deodorize brush spray the works the usual.
▪ Of these about 40 lived in hutted accommodation adjacent to the works, whilst the remainder lived in lodgings in the surrounding villages.
▪ Since that time the shop at the works receiving another coat of paint and final decoration.
▪ The plan to merge Hemlo and Battle Mountain Gold has been in the works for two years.
▪ When we come to the works of man, cellulose is still in the leading place.
the whole (kit and) caboodle
▪ He bought the whole kit and caboodle: computer, printer, and modem.
▪ By this meager, solo loop, the whole caboodle is regulated.
▪ Of course it's Yours Truly that's got to dust the whole kit and caboodle!
▪ Then sell the whole caboodle to the nationals-including, if you choose, a fake story of attack.
the whole ball of wax
▪ Benton is in charge of marketing, personnel, sales - the whole ball of wax.
▪ There are two games left for the whole ball of wax.
▪ They are responsible for the whole ball of wax; every-thing.
the whole enchilada
▪ Wells should sell the whole enchilada to get the best price.
▪ Benefits, retirement, the whole enchilada.
the whole kit and caboodle
▪ Of course it's Yours Truly that's got to dust the whole kit and caboodle!
the whole shebang
▪ We'll have to take the table, chairs, dishes, silverware - the whole shebang.
▪ Naturally Spiritualized crank the whole shebang into life without a word.
the whole shooting match
▪ Why not rerun the whole shooting match in every state that was too close to call?
▪ "I want the whole area searched!" said the chief of police.
▪ After spending years piecing together fragments, we now have the whole original manuscript.
▪ I didn't see her again for a whole year.
▪ I drank a whole bottle of wine by myself.
▪ It took a whole day to get the computers running again.
▪ Nora had spent her whole life trying to find happiness.
▪ She drank a whole bottle of wine.
▪ She spent the whole of the journey complaining about her boyfriend.
▪ She was so frightened, her whole body was shaking.
▪ The Romans conquered almost the whole of Western Europe.
▪ And why, if they are so pious, are there speculators who buy up whole blocks of houses with inflated currency?
▪ I have a whole magazine that exists for no other reason than to publicize me.
▪ If the boy was actually here at the house he must have spent the whole time with Lois and her little tour.
▪ In every community there are groups of people who help form your opinions about a whole range of things.
▪ Indeed the whole question of when a product becomes too expensive to be offered as a sample is very difficult.
▪ It seemed to be testing him the whole time.
▪ The name of this caput is usually the same as the whole estate and it is often recorded very early on.
▪ There must be a whole shelf of books claiming to tell you how to tap the right brain.
▪ This was proposed by the engineer to give better three-dimensional bonding of the various elements of the cellar into a coherent whole.
▪ It is a succession or flow of events to make a coherent whole.
▪ Mr Reuter struggles on without his support to weld a group of large, still separate companies into a coherent whole.
▪ Your dream can come true if your plan has these three key elements, fitting together in one coherent whole.
▪ We must assume, of course, that these different aspects of his gnomic philosophy are to be unified into some coherent whole.
▪ Together they form a coherent whole, a new model of government.
▪ The main job is to begin fitting everything together into a single, coherent whole.
▪ Subjects do not exist in isolation, but rather come together to form a coherent whole for the children.
▪ The damage to Ryan's brain has affected the whole of the left side of his body.
▪ This is an accusation which affects the whole of our enquiry.
▪ How the person is being affected as a whole is usually quite clear and obvious.
▪ But this is the first year it has affected the whole of Texas.
▪ Body, mind and spirit are interrelated; whatever affects one aspect will affect the whole.
▪ Some have gone much further and postulated a grid covering the whole of the Earth's surface.
▪ The temple now covers the whole of the basement area.
▪ Clearly, it is not feasible to have cameras covering the whole of the track.
▪ That is no reason not to provide an advertising campaign to cover the whole of the country.
▪ The appellation covers the whole of Burgundy.
▪ The journal Public Money and Management contains topical articles covering the whole of the public sector.
▪ Moreover, he had not covered the whole of the sky accessible to him.
▪ The lunar regolith is found covering the whole of the Moon's surface, aside from steep crater and valley walls.
▪ As a result the business class as a whole exhibits a high degree of integration and social cohesion ....
▪ For it is this, as the whole of physic teaches, which destroys our body more than any other cause.
▪ In fact, Dunrossness has long been considered to be the most fertile and agriculturally productive area in the whole of Shetland.
▪ In the whole of 1995, imports accounted for 58 % compared with 57 % in 1994.
▪ On the whole it seems difficult to believe they are very important.
▪ The accounts of the National Health Service as a whole offer a good example.
▪ Therefore the development of democracy in production is the most important trend in deepening and broadening socialist democracy as a whole.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Whole \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.

    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.


Whole \Whole\, a. [OE. hole, hol, hal, hool, AS. h[=a]l well, sound, healthy; akin to OFries. & OS. h?l, D. heel, G. heil, Icel. heill, Sw. hel whole, Dan. heel, Goth. hails well, sound, OIr. c?l augury. Cf. Hale, Hail to greet, Heal to cure, Health, Holy.]

  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.

  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.

    They that be whole need not a physician.
    --Matt. ix. 12.

    When Sir Lancelot's deadly hurt was whole.

    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 (Zo["o]l.), 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.

    One entire and perfect chrysolite.

    Lest total darkness should by night regain Her old possession, and extinguish life.

    So absolute she seems, And in herself complete.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hal "entire, whole; unhurt, uninjured, safe; healthy, sound; genuine, straightforward," from Proto-Germanic *haila- "undamaged" (cognates: Old Saxon hel, Old Norse heill, Old Frisian hal, Middle Dutch hiel, Dutch heel, Old High German, German heil "salvation, welfare"), from PIE *kailo- "whole, uninjured, of good omen" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic celu "whole, complete;" see health).\n

\nThe spelling with wh- developed early 15c. The sense in whole number is from early 14c. Whole milk is from 1782. On the whole "considering all facts or circumstances" is from 1690s. For phrase whole hog, see hog (n.).


"entire body or company; the full amount," late 14c., from whole (adj.).


a. entire. adv. (context colloquial English) In entirety; entirely; wholly. n. 1 Something complete, without any parts missing. 2 An entirety.

  1. adj. 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]


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]

  1. n. 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]

Whole (film)

Whole is a documentary about people with body integrity identity disorder. It first was broadcast on the Sundance Channel in 2004.

Whole (EP)

Whole EP is the first EP by Pedro the Lion. It was released on 8 April 1997 on Tooth & Nail.


Whole may refer to:

  • Holism, the idea that natural systems and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not as collections of parts
  • in music, a whole step, or Major second
  • in music, a Whole note, or semibreve
  • Whole (EP), a 1997 EP by Pedro the Lion, or the title song
  • Whole (film), a 2003 documentary about people suffering from body integrity identity disorder
  • "Whole", a song by Flaw from their 2001 album Through the Eyes
  • "Whole", a song by Basement from their 2012 album Colourmeinkindness
  • Whole (album), a 2013 album by Soil
Whole (album)

Whole is the sixth studio album by American metal band Soil, released through Pavement Music on August 20, 2013. It is the first album since 2004 to feature Ryan McCombs on lead vocals, having returned to the band in 2011. The band recently released "Way Gone" as their last single.

Whole (Jessa Anderson album)

Whole is the second studio album from Christian singer and songwriter Jessa Anderson, which it is independently released through Crash Records on April 8, 2014, and its producer is Brandon Perdue. In addition, this is the third album for her career.

Usage examples of "whole".

The Aberrant thing gave another great pull, and the whole caravan shifted.

Winfield Scott, the veteran General-in-Chief, rightly revered by the whole service as a most experienced, farsighted, and practical man, was ably assisted by W.

The aspect of the whole was abnormally life-like, and the more subtly fearful because its source was so totally unknown.

They could never have got aboard in the face of resistance by the whole crew.

Good or bad, saint or killer, Abraxas had taken their minds and swallowed them whole.

FMT attracted the attention of the endocrine barons of Abraxas, and the whole story shifted into a higher gear.

But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

The secretion with animal matter in solution is then drawn by capillary attraction over the whole surface of the leaf, causing all the glands to secrete and allowing them to absorb the diffused animal matter.

The whole middle expanse of Asia was not academically conquered for Orientalism until, during the later eighteenth century, Anquetil-Duperron and Sir William Jones were able intelligibly to reveal the extraordinary riches of Avestan and Sanskrit.

A woman raised in an environment so full of honor and respect, and someone who, according to the academician, led her whole family around by their noses, had thought it worthwhile to talk to him, and in a way that came rather close to friendliness.

The two officers thought that they ought to accede to the proposition, notwithstanding the decree of death which had been pronounced against the whole garrison, in consequence of the town being token by storm.

When the drives are accelerating the whole thing at fourteen gee, the capsule is held a little less than fifty meters from the disk.

She had the careful almost accentless voice of the language student, and her phrases seemed to have been adopted whole from the speech of the grownups around her.

He invited me to come and spend a whole day with him, naming the days when I would be certain to find him at home, but he advised me to consult the Pacha Osman before accepting his invitation.

Out of politeness the countess looked at her husband before accepting the invitation, but he cried out, without ceremony, that he was ready to go if I took the whole family.