Notebook, 1993-



Complete, Entire, Coherent, Undiminished, Unmodified, Perfect, . . . . The Total Sum . . . . Including Everything without Exception . . . . In View of all the Circumstances or Conditions . . . . All Things Considered . . . . In General . . . . Fitting or Working Together as One . . . . Healthy, Mentally or Emotionally Sound, Free of Wound or Injury, Recovered, Restored, Intact, Unbroken, Unhurt . . .

Implies that nothng has been omitted, ignored, abated, or taken away

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1 Whole adj [ME hool healthy, unhurt, entire, fr. OE hál: akin to OHG heil healthy, unhurt, ON Heill, OCS célú] [bef 12c] 1a [1]: free of wound or injury: Unhurt [2]: recovered from a wound or injury: Restored [3]: being healed [__ of an ancient evil. I sleep sound -A.E. Housman] b: free of defect or impairment: Intact c: physically sound and healthy: free of disease or deformity d: mentally or emotionally sound 2: having all its proper parts or components: Complete, Unmodified [__ milk] [a __ egg] 3a: constituing the total sum or undiminished entirety: Entire [owns the __ island] b: each or all of the [took part in the __ series of athletic events] 4a: constituting an undivided unit: Unbroken Uncut [a __ roast suckling pig] b: directed to one end; Concentrated [promised to give it his __ attention] 5a: seemingly complete or total [the __ idea is to help, not hinder] b: very great in quantity, extent, or scope [feels a __lot better now] 6: constituting the entirety of a person's nature or development [educate the __ student] 7: having the same father and mother [__brother] -syn. see Perfect -wholeness n -syn. Whole, Entire, Total, all mean including everything or everyone without exception. Whole implies that nothng has been omitted, ignored, abated, or taken away [read the whole book]. Entire may suggest a state of completeness or perfection to which nothing can be added [the entire population was wiped out]. Total implies that everything has been counted, weighed, measured, or considered [the total number of people present]. All may equal whole, Entire, or Total [all proceeds go to charity]

2 Whole n [14c] 1: a complete amount or sum: a number, aggregated, or totality lacking no part, member, or element 2: something constituting a complex unity: a coherent system or organization of parts fitting or working together as one -in whole: to the full or entire extent: Wholly - usu. used in the phrase in whole or in part -on the whole 1: in view of all the circumstances or conditions: all things considered 2: in general: in most instances: Typically

3 - Whole adv [14c] 1: wholly, Entirely [a __ new age group -Henry Chauncey] 2: as a complete entity

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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