Definition of “whole” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /həʊl/
COMPLETE [ always before noun ]

A2 complete, including every part:

She spent the whole afternoon studying.
The whole family went to the show.

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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

(Definition of “whole adjective” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)