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EN[həʊl] [həʊɫ] [hɒʊl] [hɒʊɫ] [hoʊl] [hoʊɫ] [-əʊl]
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WWhole
  • 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 (album), a 2013 album by Soil

    Definition of whole in English Dictionary

  • NounPLwholesSUF-ole
    1. Something complete, without any parts missing.
      1. An entirety.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore wholeSUPmost whole
        1. Entire.
          1. I ate a whole fish. ‎
        2. Sound, uninjured, healthy.
          1. He is of whole mind, but the same cannot be said about his physical state. ‎
        3. (of food) From which none of its constituents has been removed.
          1. whole wheat;  whole milk ‎
      3. AdverbCOMmore wholeSUPmost whole
        1. COL In entirety; entirely; wholly.
          1. I ate a fish whole!
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • We've got pots, pans, the food and cooking utensils—the whole ball of wax.
          • A sweet, charred whole tomato was overcome by its seasonings, especially garlic and black pepper, and by the cup of dark gazpacho that tasted like an unspicy virgin Mary and didn’t add any clarity.
          • Please take out the trash before the whole house starts to smell. ‎
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Whole cell and microaspirated lipid body lipidomic analysis was performed in collaboration with Metabolon Inc. Heatmaps were generated using the RColorBrewer and gplots packages in R [32 , 34 ].
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The actor simply dialed in his performance, leaving even his devoted fans disappointed with the show as a whole.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            1. en wholesome
            2. en wholesale
            3. en wholeness
            4. en wholemeal
            5. en wholeheartedly
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of whole for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "whole" is an adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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