Definition - whole

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whole
  1. 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"
  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"
  3. all of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature"
  4. 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"
  5. (of siblings) having the same

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