- 1all of something; entire
- 2not divided or broken; in one piece
- 3healthy and well
Using whole: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "whole" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I ate the whole pizza by myself.
The whole town was affected by the storm.
He fell down the stairs but luckily he's still whole.
She's been feeling whole again since she started exercising regularly.
whole Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with whole
As a whole, the company is doing well.
On the whole, I think the project was a success.
If we're going to remodel the kitchen, let's go whole hog and get new appliances too.
Origins of whole
from Old English 'hal', meaning 'entire, unhurt, healthy'
Summary: whole in Brief
The term 'whole' [hoʊl] refers to something complete, entire, or undivided. It can describe objects, groups, or people, as in 'The whole town was affected by the storm.' 'Whole' can also denote physical health, as in 'He fell down the stairs but luckily he's still whole.' Phrases like 'as a whole' and 'on the whole' indicate considering something in its entirety, while 'whole hog' means doing something completely or thoroughly.