persons that; the one that; whosoever. "Let who will be President." Macaulay.
[He] should not tell whose children they were.Chaucer.
There thou tell'st of kings, and who aspire;Daniel.
Who fall, who rise, who triumph, who do moan.
Adders who with cloven tonguesShak.
Do hiss into madness.
Whom I could pity thus forlorn.Milton.
How hard is our fate, who serve in the state.Addison.
Who cheapens life, abates the fear of death.Young.
The brace of large greyhounds, who were the companions of his sports.Sir W. Scott.
2. One; any; one. [Obs., except in the archaic phrase, as who should say.]
As who should say, it were a very dangerous matter if a man in any point should be found wiser than
his forefathers were.Robynson
(Whoa) interj. Stop; stand; hold. See Ho, 2.
(Who"bub) n. Hubbub. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
(Who*ev"er) pron. Whatever person; any person who; be or she who; any one who; as, he shall
be punished, whoever he may be. "Whoever envies or repines." Milton. "Whoever the king favors."
(Whole) a. [OE. hole, hol, hal, hool, AS. hal well, sound, healthy; akin to OFries. & OS. hl,
D. heel, G. heil, Icel. heill, Sw. hel whole, Dan. heel, Goth. hails well, sound, OIr. cl augury. Cf.
Hale, Hail to greet, Heal to cure, Health, Holy.]
1. Containing the total amount, number, etc.; comprising all the parts; free from deficiency; all; total; entire; as,
the whole earth; the whole solar system; the whole army; the whole nation. "On their whole host I flew
The whole race of mankind.Shak.
2. Complete; entire; not defective or imperfect; not broken or fractured; unimpaired; uninjured; integral; as, a
whole orange; the egg is whole; the vessel is whole.
My life is yet whole in me.2 Sam. i. 9.
3. Possessing, or being in a state of, heath and soundness; healthy; sound; well.
[She] findeth there her friends hole and sound.Chaucer.
They that be whole need not a physician.Matt. ix. 12.
When Sir Lancelot's deadly hurt was whole.Tennyson. Whole blood. (Law of Descent) See under Blood, n., 2. Whole note (Mus.), the note which
represents a note of longest duration in common use; a semibreve. Whole number (Math.), a number
which is not a fraction or mixed number; an integer. Whole snipe (Zoöl.), the common snipe, as
distinguished from the smaller jacksnipe. [Prov. Eng.]