whole Idioms & Phrases


All the whole

  • the whole (emphatically). Obs. "All the whole army."
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Commitee of the whole [house]

  • a committee, embracing all the members present, into which a legislative or deliberative body sometimes resolves itself, for the purpose of considering a particular measure under the operation of different rules from those governing the general legislative proceedings. The committee of the whole has its own chairman, and reports its action in the form of recommendations.
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Committee of the whole

  • . See under Committee.
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heart-whole

  • adjective satellite with unconditional and enthusiastic devotion
    heart-whole; wholehearted.
    • heart-whole friendship
    • gave wholehearted support to her candidacy
    • wholehearted commitment
    • demonstrated his whole-souled allegiance
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Heart"-whole` adjective

Etymology
See Whole.
Definitions
  1. Having the heart or affections free; not in love. Shak.
  2. With unbroken courage; undismayed.
  3. Of a single and sincere heart.
    If he keeps heart-whole towards his Master. Bunyan.
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on the whole

  • adverb with everything considered (and neglecting details)
    altogether; tout ensemble; all in all.
    • altogether, I'm sorry it happened
    • all in all, it's not so bad
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part to whole relation

  • noun the semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole
    meronymy.
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The whole concern

  • all connected with a particular affair or business.
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the whole way

  • adverb to the goal
    all the way.
    • she climbed the mountain all the way
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Upon the matter, ∨ Upon the whole matter

  • considering the whole; taking all things into view.
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Upon the whole

  • considering all things; taking everything into account; in view of all the circumstances or conditions.
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Whole blood

  • noun blood that has not been modified except for the addition of an anticoagulant
    • whole blood is normally used in blood transfusions
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  • . (Law of Descent) See under Blood, n., 2.
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whole caboodle

  • noun everything available; usually preceded by `the'
    whole caboodle; kit and boodle; whole kit and boodle; whole kit and caboodle; full treatment; whole kit; kit and caboodle; whole shebang; works.
    • we saw the whole shebang
    • a hotdog with the works
    • we took on the whole caboodle
    • for $10 you get the full treatment
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whole gale

  • noun wind moving 55-63 knots; 10 on the Beaufort scale
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whole kit

  • noun everything available; usually preceded by `the'
    whole caboodle; kit and boodle; whole kit and boodle; whole kit and caboodle; full treatment; whole kit; kit and caboodle; whole shebang; works.
    • we saw the whole shebang
    • a hotdog with the works
    • we took on the whole caboodle
    • for $10 you get the full treatment
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whole kit and boodle

  • noun everything available; usually preceded by `the'
    whole caboodle; kit and boodle; whole kit and boodle; whole kit and caboodle; full treatment; whole kit; kit and caboodle; whole shebang; works.
    • we saw the whole shebang
    • a hotdog with the works
    • we took on the whole caboodle
    • for $10 you get the full treatment
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whole kit and caboodle

  • noun everything available; usually preceded by `the'
    whole caboodle; kit and boodle; whole kit and boodle; whole kit and caboodle; full treatment; whole kit; kit and caboodle; whole shebang; works.
    • we saw the whole shebang
    • a hotdog with the works
    • we took on the whole caboodle
    • for $10 you get the full treatment
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whole life insurance

  • noun insurance on the life of the insured for a fixed amount at a definite premium that is paid each year in the same amount during the entire lifetime of the insured
    ordinary life insurance; straight life insurance.
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whole meal bread

  • noun bread made with whole wheat flour
    brown bread; dark bread; whole meal bread.
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whole meal flour

  • noun flour made by grinding the entire wheat berry including the bran; (`whole meal flour' is British usage)
    whole meal flour; graham flour; graham.
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whole milk

  • noun milk from which no constituent (such as fat) has been removed
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whole name

  • noun a word that names the whole of which a given word is a part
    holonym.
    • `hat' is a holonym for `brim' and `crown'
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Whole note

  • noun a musical note having the longest time value (equal to four beats in common time)
    semibreve.
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  • (Mus.), the note which represents a note of longest duration in common use; a semibreve.
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Whole number

  • noun any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero
    integer.
    • an integer is a number that is not a fraction
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  • (Math.), a number which is not a fraction or mixed number; an integer.
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whole rest

  • noun a musical rest equal in duration to four beats in common time
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whole shebang

  • noun everything available; usually preceded by `the'
    whole caboodle; kit and boodle; whole kit and boodle; whole kit and caboodle; full treatment; whole kit; kit and caboodle; whole shebang; works.
    • we saw the whole shebang
    • a hotdog with the works
    • we took on the whole caboodle
    • for $10 you get the full treatment
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Whole snipe

  • noun common snipe of Eurasia and Africa
    Gallinago gallinago.
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  • (Zoöl.), the common snipe, as distinguished from the smaller jacksnipe. Prov. Eng.
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whole step

  • noun a musical interval of two semitones
    whole step; step; tone.
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whole to part relation

  • noun the semantic relation that holds between a whole and its parts
    holonymy.
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whole tone

  • noun a musical interval of two semitones
    whole step; step; tone.
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whole wheat bread

  • noun bread made with whole wheat flour
    brown bread; dark bread; whole meal bread.
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whole wheat flour

  • noun flour made by grinding the entire wheat berry including the bran; (`whole meal flour' is British usage)
    whole meal flour; graham flour; graham.
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whole works

  • noun everything available; usually preceded by `the'
    whole caboodle; kit and boodle; whole kit and boodle; whole kit and caboodle; full treatment; whole kit; kit and caboodle; whole shebang; works.
    • we saw the whole shebang
    • a hotdog with the works
    • we took on the whole caboodle
    • for $10 you get the full treatment
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whole-hoofed

Whole"-hoofed` adjective

Definitions
  1. Having an undivided hoof, as the horse.
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whole-length

Whole"-length` adjective

Definitions
  1. Representing the whole figure; -- said of a picture or statue. -- n. A portrait or statue representing the whole figure. = full-length?
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whole-souled

  • adjective satellite with unconditional and enthusiastic devotion
    heart-whole; wholehearted.
    • heart-whole friendship
    • gave wholehearted support to her candidacy
    • wholehearted commitment
    • demonstrated his whole-souled allegiance
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Whole"-souled` adjective

Definitions
  1. Thoroughly imbued with a right spirit; noble-minded; devoted.
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whole-wheat

  • adjective of or relating to or derived from wheat
    wholemeal; wheaten.
    • wheaten bread
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whole-word method

  • noun teaching reading by training beginners to associate printed words with spoken words
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With all one's whole heart

  • very earnestly; fully; completely; devotedly.
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