Antonyms for whole


Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : hohl
Phonetic Transcription : hoʊl


Definition of whole

Origin :
  • Old English hal "entire, unhurt, healthy," from Proto-Germanic *khailaz "undamaged" (cf. Old Saxon hel, Old Norse heill, Old Frisian hal, Middle Dutch hiel, Dutch heel, Old High German, German heil "salvation, welfare"), from PIE *koilas (cf. Old Church Slavonic celu "whole, complete;" see health). The spelling with wh- developed early 15c. The sense in whole number is from early 14c. For phrase whole hog, see hog.
  • adj entire, complete
  • adj unbroken, perfect
  • adj healthy
  • noun total made up of parts
Example sentences :
  • The whole rested on a golden image of Atlas, bending beneath the weight.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • If it may be avoided, I will not see the whole of your youth consumed in anxious watchings.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • During the whole of the ensuing day, Paralus continued in a deep sleep.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • I think, on the whole, I shan't be obliged to learn to braid straw.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • In fact, a large portion of the whole book was built on that anecdote.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • I've got a New York paper giving an account of the whole thing.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • It proved to be a sign some twenty feet high and a whole block long.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Now it assembles the blossoms of a whole long year to bewilder and allure.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He had the air of laying at her feet, as a rug, the whole glorious history of France.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Whole tribes and clans were wiped out by hunger and cold and want.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon

Synonyms for whole

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