whole vs part

whole

Definitions

adjective

  1. (of siblings) having the same parents
  2. not injured or harmed
  3. including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete
  4. exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health
  5. acting together as a single undiversified whole

noun

  1. all of something including all its component elements or parts
  2. an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity

adverb

  1. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

Examples

But then on the other hand, the whole cosmos or universe is based on this love or compassion.

So spake he, and Athene was mightily angered at heart, and chid Odysseus in wrathful words: ‘Odysseus, thou hast no more steadfast might nor any prowess, as when for nine whole years continually thou didst battle with the Trojans for high born Helen, of the white arms, and many men thou slewest in terrible warfare, and by thy device the wide-wayed city of Priam was taken.

Regardless of the outcome of the trial, the whole episode has been a huge embarrassment to English football.

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part

Definitions

verb

  1. go one's own way; move apart
  2. come apart
  3. force, take, or pull apart
  4. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  5. leave

noun

  1. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
  2. a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions
  3. a portion of a natural object
  4. one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
  5. that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation
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adverb

  1. to some extent; in some degree; not wholly

Examples

What we do not know are the precise weighting of factors that go into why prices increase at any particular time.

Moreover, she is being asked to do this while remaining scrupulously impartial and keeping the viewer entertained with talk of trade deals, tariffs and employment figures.

Rows of brick garden apartments all backed onto a massive common garden: a shared backyard for children to play, dogs to gambol, and families to eat picnics together.

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