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    Isn't Money Enough in the Whole Family to Wad a Gun 131
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj whole including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete "gave his whole attention","a whole wardrobe for the tropics","the whole hog","a whole week","the baby cried the whole trip home","a whole loaf of bread"
    • adj whole (of siblings) having the same parents "whole brothers and sisters"
    • adj whole acting together as a single undiversified whole "a solid voting bloc"
    • adj whole exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health "hale and hearty","whole in mind and body","a whole person again"
    • adj whole not injured
    • adv whole to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly') "he was wholly convinced","entirely satisfied with the meal","it was completely different from what we expected","was completely at fault","a totally new situation","the directions were all wrong","it was not altogether her fault","an altogether new approach","a whole new idea"
    • n whole an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity "how big is that part compared to the whole?","the team is a unit"
    • n whole all of something including all its component elements or parts "Europe considered as a whole","the whole of American literature"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing central figures with floral design, the whole surrounded by a repeating key pattern Showing central figures with floral design, the whole surrounded by a repeating key pattern
Jo stuffed the whole bundle into the stove Jo stuffed the whole bundle into the stove
She found sitting round her a whole circle of cats She found sitting round her a whole circle of cats

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1890, there was no sunshine for the whole month of December in Westminster in London.
    • Whole A regular combination of parts; a system. "Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole ."
    • Whole Complete; entire; not defective or imperfect; not broken or fractured; unimpaired; uninjured; integral; as, a whole orange; the egg is whole; the vessel is whole. "My life is yet whole in me."
    • Whole Containing the total amount, number, etc.; comprising all the parts; free from deficiency; all; total; entire; as, the whole earth; the whole solar system; the whole army; the whole nation. "On their whole host I flew unarmed.""The whole race of mankind."
    • Whole Possessing, or being in a state of, heath and soundness; healthy; sound; well. "She] findeth there her friends hole and sound.""They that be whole need not a physician.""When Sir Lancelot's deadly hurt was whole .""All the whole army stood agazed on him.""One entire and perfect chrysolite.""Lest total darkness should by night regain
      Her old possession, and extinguish life."
      "So absolute she seems,
      And in herself complete ."
    • Whole The entire thing; the entire assemblage of parts; totality; all of a thing, without defect or exception; a thing complete in itself. "“This not the whole of life to live,
      Nor all of death to die."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The chewing gum Juicy Fruit has 10 calories. This is approximately the same as a bite of whole wheat bread
    • whole Hale; healthy; sound; strong; well.
    • whole Restored to a sound state; healed; made well.
    • whole Unimpaired; uninjured: unbroken; intact: as, the dish is still whole; to get off with a whole skin.
    • whole Entire; complete; without omission, reduction, diminution, etc.: as, a whole apple; the whole duty of man; to serve the Lord with one's whole heart; three whole days; the whole body.
    • whole All; every part, unit, or member required to make up the aggregate: as, the whole city turned out to receive him.
    • whole Without reserve; sincerely or entirely devoted.
    • whole Unified; in harmony or accord; one.
    • whole In mining. that part of a coal-seam in process of being worked in which the headings only have been driven, the rest remaining untouched, or before “working the broken” has begun.
    • whole Synonyms and Entire, Total, etc. See complete.
    • n whole An entire thing; a thing complete in itself; the entire or total assemblage of parts; all of a thing without defect or exception.
    • n whole A complete system; a regular combination of parts; an organic unity.
    • n whole Synonyms Total, totality, entirety, amount, aggregate, gross, sum.
    • whole Wholly; entirely.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Irish cream and Hazelnut are the most popular whole bean coffee flavorings.
    • adj Whole hōl sound, as in health (so in B.): unimpaired: containing the total amount, number, &c.: all: not defective: complete: in mining, as yet unworked
    • n Whole the entire thing: a system or combination of parts
    • adv Whole wholly
    • n Whole a portrait or statue giving the whole figure
    • adj Whole buying and selling in large quantities: extensive
    • ***


  • Humphrey Bogart
    Humphrey Bogart
    “The whole world is about three drinks behind.”
  • Hesiod
    “The half is greater than the whole.”
  • Robert Townsend
    Robert Townsend
    “Make every decision as if you owned the whole company.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.”
  • L. A. Coulson
    L. A. Coulson
    “Either God is in the whole of nature, with no gaps, or He's not there at all.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.”


Go the whole hog - If you go the whole hog, you do something completely or to its limits.
Whole ball of wax - (USA) The whole ball of wax is everything.
Whole cloth - (USA) If something is made out of whole cloth, it is a fabrication and not true.
Whole kit and caboodle - The whole kit and caboodle means 'everything' required or involved in something. ('Kaboodle' is an alternative spelling.)
Whole new ball game - If something's a whole new ball game, it is completely new or different.
Whole nine yards - The whole nine yards means means everything that is necessary or required for something.
Whole shebang - The whole shebang includes every aspect of something.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hole, hol, hal, hool, AS. hāl, well, sound, healthy; akin to OFries. & OS. hl, D. heel, G. heil, Icel. heill, Sw. hel, whole, Dan. heel, Goth. hails, well, sound, OIr. cl, augury. Cf. Hale Hail to greet, Heal to cure, Health Holy


In literature:

Nearly the whole tribe they had visited stood upon the bank to bid them adieu.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Eagerness, indeed, seemed to be the note of the whole man, of the quick eyes and mouth, the flexible hands and energetic movements.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The whole thing was a fizzle.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
The whole of that part and the whole face of Achi Baba reek, with denser clouds, every here and there.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
With her hand her whole soul, her whole life, lay in his hand.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Her Bible and her stockings furnished the whole of Mrs. Brattle's occupation from her dinner to her bed.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
I saw a whole troop of little ones, all of one family, and among them was a little sister.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
And it's not every one who falls so cleverly as I did, and gets away with whole legs and whole bones.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
At Bolivar the whole lower part of the town was submerged.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
His whole Court round him looked and looked, and saw no more than the others; but they said like the Emperor, 'Oh!
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang

In poetry:

That’s what he keeps muttering,
Making such a song,
Keeping other chaps awake
The whole night long.
"In the Ambulance" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
Calling me with laughing song,
Calling, calling,
O'er the fields the whole day long,
Calling, calling.
"The Voice Of The Stream" by R S Ward
“I am, and yet no lot below
For one whole day eludeth care;
To marriage all the stories flow,
And finish there:
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Aye, beyond it, far beyond it;
Follow still my soul,
Till this earth is lost in heaven,
And thou feel'st the whole.
"Distance" by Archibald Lampman
On man, in his own image made,
How much did GOD bestow?
The whole creation homage paid,
And owned him LORD, below!
"Adam" by John Newton
Thus here you see a shared heart,
But I meanwhile the fool;
Each in it has an equal part,
But neither yet the whole.
"Songs Set To Music: 14. Set" by Matthew Prior

In news:

In other words, it will be exactly what you've come to expect from the Go 2 Guy – not a whole hell of a lot.
Fans of the Foo Fighters can expect to see a whole lot of the band on their talking picture boxes this weekend.
A whole wheat spinach croissant, a ham and cheese croissant, and a tomato, cheese and herb croissant.
Recipe courtesy of Whole Wheat Allspice-Ginger Banana Bread .
It's rare that a musician falls so in love—or addicted, as the case may be—with a city that he creates a whole album about said city.
NEW YORK (AP) – "I know this sounds like it's not true," says Kaley Cuoco, "but as huge as the show is, it's just part of my life - not my whole life.
"I know this sounds like it's not true," says Kaley Cuoco, "but as huge as the show is, it's just part of my life _ not my whole life.
NEW YORK — "I know this sounds like it's not true," says Kaley Cuoco, "but as huge as the show is, it's just part of my life - not my whole life.
NEW YORK (AP) — "I know this sounds like it's not true," says Kaley Cuoco, "but as huge as the show is, it's just part of my life — not my whole life.".
They're saving money but facing a whole new raft of challenges.
Fashion's Night Out brings the bargains and a whole lot of glamour to local malls on Sept 6, 2012.
It's requires in most cases a whole change in lifestyle, but finally there is something out there that makes living green fun.
1 and 1/8 cups whole milk.
Top the whole thing with buttered breadcrumbs .
A whole bunch of Central New York music stars will share the night Oct 6 at the Catherine Cummings Theater in Cazenovia.

In science:

The extension ˆw of w to the whole algebra g is of order N .
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
The intersections, however, do not cover the whole spacetime.
Relativistic Quantum Non-Locality
To extend our result to the whole interval (2.10) of admissible T , we need to reduce the contribution of these configurations into WN (t).
Fluctuations of the free energy in the REM and the p-spin SK models
We performed the whole analysis including the pion produced γ -s in eqn. (3).
Grand Unification Signal from Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays?
Therefore the range of λ − L is the whole algebra A for λ > 0.
Charakterizations of the Generators of Positive Semigroups on C*- and von Neumann Algebras