Definition of whole adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//həʊl//
; NAmE NAmE//hoʊl//
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whole new/different/other… (informal) completely new/different It's a whole new world out here. That's a whole other story. I suddenly saw him in a whole different light. Word OriginOld English hāl, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch heel and German heil, also to the verb hail (senses 1-3). The spelling with wh- (reflecting a dialect pronunciation with w-) first appeared in the 15th cent.
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