wholeadjectiveuk /həʊl/ us /hoʊl/
- She gave the whole class extra homework for a week.
- The police combed the whole area for evidence.
- We've just appointed a coordinator who will oversee the whole project.
- They spoke in Russian the whole time.
- It seemed as though the whole city had turned out for their team's triumphant homecoming.
wholeadverbuk /həʊl/ us /hoʊl/
whole adverb (IN ONE PIECE)
whole adverb (COMPLETELY)
wholenoun [C usually singular]uk /həʊl/ us /hoʊl/
- I don't know anything about the workings of other departments or about the organization as a whole.
- The improvement in sales figures had a beneficial effect on the company as a whole.
- She drinks a lot less now, to the benefit of her health as a whole.
- In gestalt psychology and gestalt psychotherapy, people's thoughts and emotions are seen as complex wholes.
- Four quarters make a whole.