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Saltos de línea: whole
Pronunciación: /həʊl
 
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Definición de whole en inglés:

adjetivo

1 [attributive] All of; entire: he spent the whole day walking she wasn’t telling the whole truth
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I am afraid that a whole country, an entire people, will be destroyed for nothing.
  • Projecting growth over a whole century for the entire planet is just plain silly.
  • The whole idea that the entire country took to arms with pitchforks and scythes is also a fallacy.
Sinónimos
1.1Used to emphasize a large extent or number: disputes on a whole range of issues
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  • There are concerns about bench-marking and substitution and a whole lot of issues.
  • Instead, we just got a lecture about a whole lot of other issues that were not relevant.
  • An atheist will always be asking questions about a whole lot of issues, not only religion.
2In an unbroken or undamaged state; in one piece: owls usually swallow their prey whole
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  • The bread contains nibbly, whole pieces of grain which have the reputation of damaging fillings.
  • When you've done the sums, the rainforest is actually worth more whole than in pieces.
  • A whole piece of chicken may frighten them away but a chicken wing keeps them content.
Sinónimos
2.1 [attributive] With no part removed: puddings made with whole milk
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Save these dairy products for special occasions - they have even more fat than whole milk.
  • A good natural fungicide can be made from whole milk, bicarb soda and canola oil.
  • As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk.
2.2 [predicative] Healthy: people should be whole in body, mind, and spirit
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  • To be healthy is to be whole, and without unification of the mind, body and spirit, a person will fall ill.
  • You express and share feelings, also help others to feel healthy and whole around you.
  • Discover your true, whole, healthy self!

sustantivo

Volver al principio  
1A thing that is complete in itself: the subjects of the curriculum form a coherent whole
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Similarly, multiculturalism teaches students to see all cultural outlooks as self-contained wholes.
  • All ritual systems, from the most ‘primitive’ to the most ‘advanced,’ are coherent wholes in which the human body stands for and symbolizes the social body.
  • For another, frequent guest contributions by Sinead O'Conner and Peter Gabriel made the albums seem less like complete wholes and more like fragmented compilations.
Sinónimos
entity, unit, body, piece, discrete item, ensemble, combination, package, conglomeration, object;
totality, entirety, unity
2 (the whole) All of something: the effects will last for the whole of his life
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The head teacher says that their entire budget for the whole of last year amounted to $16.
  • Only seventy odd years ago the whole of humanity thought that the entire universe verse was just our own Milky Way.
  • Finally, the assertion that everything happens by necessity seems to leave the whole of morality in doubt.
Sinónimos
all, every part, everything, the lot, the sum, the sum total, the aggregate

adverbio

[as submodifier] informal Volver al principio  
Used to emphasize the novelty or distinctness of something: the man who’s given a whole new meaning to the term ‘cowboy
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A hand shake is exciting by it's closeness and novelty, but hongi or a hug is a whole different level.
  • This gave rise to a whole new style of English glassware quite distinct from intricate Venetian fashions.
  • I just got off the phone with him, and I think he senses that this is a whole new ballgame now.

Origen

Old English hāl, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch heel and German heil, also to hail2. The spelling with wh- (reflecting a dialect pronunciation with w-) first appeared in the 15th century.

Frases

as a whole

1
As a single unit and not as separate parts; in general: a healthy economy is in the best interests of society as a whole
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It examines the impact on society as a whole, as well as families and individuals.
  • This is an understanding of right and wrong and respect for oneself and society as a whole.
  • It is not a perception which reflects well on Scotland as a whole and Glasgow in particular.

in whole

2
Entirely or fully: a number of stone churches survive in whole or in part
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • That call has been picked up, in part, if not in whole, by some politicians, seeking to capitalize on that anger.
  • We recognise the affection that some people in the district have for the building and we want to know if it can be retained - in whole or part - and at what cost.
  • Owned first in part by Sweden, then in whole by Russia, they always maintained their distinct identity.

in the whole (wide) world

3
Anywhere; of all: he was the nicest person in the whole world
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We have cheapened and devalued that which is the most valuable possession in the whole world - the human person.
  • Insomnia has to be the most frustrating thing in the whole world.
  • Today I'm going to tell you about my favorite dish in the whole world.

on the whole

4
Taking everything into account; in general: on the whole, it was quite a good speech
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Copper examples are on the whole more common than brass, though values are very similar.
  • The view of Hobbes put forward in these histories was, on the whole, a balanced and careful one.
  • The way things go in the first hour or so of the day is usually indicative of what the day will be like on the whole.
Sinónimos
overall, all in all, all things considered, altogether, taking everything into consideration/account, on balance, on average, for the most part, mostly, mainly, in the main, chiefly, principally, predominantly, largely, in general, generally, generally speaking, as a rule, as a general rule, in the general run of things, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, basically, substantially, effectively, virtually, to all intents and purposes;
normally, usually, more often than not, almost always, most of the time, habitually, customarily, regularly, typically, ordinarily, commonly

the whole nine yards

5
informal , chiefly North American Everything possible or available: send in the troops, aircraft, nuclear submarine experts, the whole nine yards
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We actually fall in love and everything, the whole nine yards.
  • On a much happier note, Liza's show at Royal Albert Hall was a smashing success: standing ovations, screaming fans, the whole nine yards.
  • The Oratorians have maintained Gregorian chant, polyphony, Latin, the whole nine yards, and it is usually packed for a Sunday high mass.

Derivados

wholeness

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • All of this indicates that man has sensed always that wholeness or integrity is an absolute necessity to make life worth living.
  • What the land offers in opposition to the alienation of the city is cohesion and wholeness.
  • In other words, Walker sees wholeness and unity where others see binary oppositions or misreading.

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