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whole
[həʊl]
noun
1. totalidad (f)
  • the whole of the village todo el pueblo
  • as a whole en conjunto
  • on the whole en general
adjective
2. entero(a) (entire, intact)
  • he swallowed it whole se lo tragó entero
  • to tell the whole truth decir toda la verdad
  • the whole world todo el mundo
  • to last a whole week durar toda una semana
  • whole milk leche (f) entera
  • whole note (Mus) semibreve (f) (Estados Unidos), redonda (f) (Am)
3. (familiar)
  • the whole lot of them todos ellos
  • for a whole lot of reasons por un montón de razones
whole [həʊl]
noun
(complete unit) todo (m)
the whole may be greater than the sum of the or its parts el todo puede ser mayor que la suma de las partes
...a fragment of a greater whole...
four quarters make a whole cuatro cuartos hacen una unidad
The earth's weather system is an integrated whole. how big is that by comparison with the whole?...
as a whole
the estate is to be sold as a whole la propiedad va a venderse como una unidad; Europe should be seen as a whole Europa debería considerarse como un todo or una unidad; taken as a whole, the project is a success si se considera en su totalidad, el proyecto es un éxito; is this true just in India, or in the world as a whole? ¿es ese el caso solo en la India o en todo el mundo?
the whole of todo
the whole of Glasgow was talking about it todo Glasgow hablaba de ello; the whole of our output this year toda nuestra producción de este año; the whole of July todo el mes de julio; the whole of the time todo el tiempo
the whole of the eyeball was visible.
the whole of Europe toda Europa; Europa entera; the whole of the morning toda la mañana; la mañana entera
the whole of the [amount]
on the whole en general
On the whole I get on well with people Women are on the whole having their children much later The quality of contributions is on the whole excellent
adjective
1 (entire) todo
during the whole trip
the whole family was there toda la familia estaba allí; we spent the whole summer in Italy pasamos todo el verano or el verano entero en Italia; a whole hour toda una hora; una hora entera; it rained for three whole days llovió durante tres días enteros or seguidos
The festival lasts for three whole days
whole towns were destroyed pueblos enteros fueron destruidos
We waited a whole hour the interview took a whole hour
along its whole length todo a lo largo
it had cigarette burns along its whole length
I've never told anyone in my whole life nunca se lo he dicho a nadie en toda mi vida
I've never told this to anyone else in my whole life he took a whole [load] of money with him >
a whole load of people were there había un montón de gente allí (informal)
he took the whole lot se lo llevó todo
I'm fed up with the whole lot of them estoy harto de todos ellos; a whole lot better/worse muchísimo mejor/peor
I feel a whole [lot] better about it Doesn't that story make you feel a whole lot better? The accident could have been a whole lot worse South Carolina looks a whole lot like North Carolina
it's a whole new world to me es un mundo completamente nuevo para mí
I've bought myself a whole new wardrobe me he comprado un vestuario completamente nuevo
the whole point was to avoid that happening el propósito era evitar que eso pasara
the whole point of these negotiations was to resolve differences between management and staff
the whole point of coming here was to relax el objetivo de venir aquí era relajarse
The whole point is they want to see some commitment from the current administration
the figures don't tell the whole story las cifras no nos dicen toda la verdad
Adding up the number of homicides doesn't tell the whole story
let's forget the whole thing olvidemos todo el asunto; olvidémoslo todo
Get back to the others and we'll forget the whole thing
he didn't tell the whole truth no dijo toda la verdad
She couldn't bring herself to tell John the whole truth
the whole world todo el mundo; el mundo entero
the whole [world] is waiting to see what happens ...men who grow up with a sense that the whole world is against them The whole world is waiting for this verdict
to go the whole hog liarse la manta a la cabeza (informal)
I'd already half lost my job, so / I thought I might as well go the whole hog/ and lose it completely
this is a whole new ball game es una historia distinta por completo; es algo completamente distinto
Forget what happened then; this is a whole new ball game Now that women control contraception, it is a whole new ball game Social life today is a whole new ballgame
2 (intact) entero
Fortunately, the plates were still whole Much of the temple was ruined, but the front was whole, as well as a large hall behind it
not a glass was left whole following the party no quedó ni un vaso entero tras la fiesta; keep the egg yolks whole procure que no se rompan las yemas de huevo; the seal on the letter was still whole el sello de la carta no estaba roto
to make sth whole (heal) curar algo
his hand was made whole again
he swallowed it whole se lo tragó entero
Small bones should be avoided as the dog may swallow them whole and risk internal injury Nuts are dangerous to babies as they can cause choking if swallowed whole small fish eaten whole provide calcium Kumquats are small citrus fruit you can eat whole, skins and all
modifier
whole milk (n) leche (f) entera
There is no dietary reason to consume whole milk
whole note (n) (US) (Mús) semibreve (f)
whole number (n) número (m) entero
This equation cannot be solved using whole numbers
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