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whole (adj.)

古英语 hal "整个的,完整的;未受伤害,未受损伤,安全的;健康的,健全的;真正的,直截了当的,"来自于原日耳曼语 *haila- "未受损害的"(来源也是古撒克逊语 hel ,古诺尔斯语 heill ,古弗里斯兰语 hal ,中荷兰语 hiel ,荷兰语 heel ,古高德语,德语 heil "救赎,福利"),来自于PIE *kailo- "完整的,未受伤害的,好兆头的"(来源也是古教会斯拉夫语 celu "完整的,完整的;"见 health )。

wh- 的拼写在 15 世纪早期发展起来 whole number 的意义是来自 14 世纪早期 Whole milk 是来自 1782 年。 On the whole "考虑所有事实或情况"是来自 1690 年代。短语 whole hog ,见 hog (n.)。

whole (n.)

"整个机构或公司;全额",14世纪末,来自 whole ( adj.

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Definitions of whole from WordNet
1
whole (adj.)
(of siblings) having the same parents;
whole brothers and sisters
whole (adj.)
including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete;
gave his whole attention
the whole hog
a whole loaf of bread
a whole wardrobe for the tropics
the baby cried the whole trip home
a whole week
whole (adj.)
not injured or harmed;
Synonyms: unharmed / unhurt / unscathed
whole (adj.)
exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health;
a whole person again
whole in mind and body
Synonyms: hale
whole (adj.)
acting together as a single undiversified whole;
Synonyms: solid / unanimous
2
whole (n.)
all of something including all its component elements or parts;
Europe considered as a whole
the whole of American literature
whole (n.)
an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity;
how big is that part compared to the whole?
Synonyms: unit
3
whole (adv.)
to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly');
a whole new idea
From wordnet.princeton.edu