whole noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “whole” - Learner’s Dictionary

whole

noun     /həʊl/
the whole of sth
B1 all of something: His behaviour affects the whole of the class.Both, all, each and every
as a whole
B2 when considered as a group and not in parts: The population as a whole is getting healthier.General
on the whole
B1 generally: We've had a few problems, but on the whole we're very happy.General
Translations of “whole”
in Spanish totalidad, todo…
in Vietnamese toàn bộ…
in Thai ทั้งหมด…
in Malaysian sepanjang masa…
in French totalité, tout…
in German das Ganze…
in Indonesian seluruh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 全部, 整体, 全体…
in Chinese (Traditional) 全部, 整體, 全體…
(Definition of whole noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More