1. Tending to promote health; favoring health; salubrious; salutary.
Wholesome thirst and appetite.Milton.
From which the industrious poor derive an agreeable and wholesome variety of food.A Smith.
2. Contributing to the health of the mind; favorable to morals, religion, or prosperity; conducive to good; salutary; sound; as,
wholesome advice; wholesome doctrines; wholesome truths; wholesome laws.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life.Prov. xv. 4.
I can not . . . make you a wholesome answer; my wit's diseased.Shak.
A wholesome suspicion began to be entertained.Sir W. Scott.
3. Sound; healthy. [Obs.] Shak.
Whole"some*ly, adv. Whole"some*ness, n.
(Whole"-souled`) a. Thoroughly imbued with a right spirit; noble-minded; devoted.
1. In a whole or complete manner; entirely; completely; perfectly.
Nor wholly overcome, nor wholly yield.Dryden.
2. To the exclusion of other things; totally; fully.
They employed themselves wholly in domestic life.Addison.
(Whom) pron. [OE. wham, AS. dative hwam, hwm. See Who.] The objective case of who.
In Old English, whom was also commonly used as a dative. Cf. Him.
And every grass that groweth upon rootChaucer.
She shall eke know, and whom it will do boot.
(Whom`so*ev"er) pron. The objective of whosoever. See Whosoever.
The Most High ruleth in the kingdow of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.Dan. iv. 17.
(Whoo"bub) n. Hubbub. [Obs.] Shak.
(Whoop) n. [See Hoopoe.] (Zoöl.) The hoopoe.
(Whoop), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whooped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whooping.] [OE. houpen. See
Hoop, v. i.]
1. To utter a whoop, or loud cry, as eagerness, enthusiasm, or enjoyment; to cry out; to shout; to halloo; to
utter a war whoop; to hoot, as an owl.
Each whooping with a merry shout.Wordsworth.
When naught was heard but now and then the howlW. Browne.
Of some vile cur, or whooping of the owl.
2. To cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough.