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whole

adjective
 
 
/həʊl/
COMPLETE [always before noun] A2 complete, including every part: She spent the whole afternoon studying. The whole family went to the show.Both, all, each and every
NOT IN PIECES [never before noun] as a single object and not in pieces: The chick swallowed the worm whole. →  See also a whole new ball game , the whole world Complete and wholeVery and extreme
Translations of “whole”
in Korean 전체의…
in Arabic كامِل…
in French (tout) entier, (en) entier…
in Turkish tüm, bütün, tümü…
in Italian intero, tutto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 全部的, 整個的, 整體的…
in Russian целый, весь…
in Polish cały, w całości…
in Spanish entero, íntegro, todo…
in Portuguese todo, inteiro…
in German ganz…
in Catalan tot, sencer…
in Japanese 全体の, 全部の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 全部的, 整个的, 整体的…
(Definition of whole adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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