1. Tending to promote health; favoring health; salubrious; salutary.

Wholesome thirst and appetite.

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.

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.

(Whol"ly) adv.

1. In a whole or complete manner; entirely; completely; perfectly.

Nor wholly overcome, nor wholly yield.

2. To the exclusion of other things; totally; fully.

They employed themselves wholly in domestic life.

(Whom) pron. [OE. wham, AS. dative hwam, hwm. See Who.] The objective case of who. See Who.

In Old English, whom was also commonly used as a dative. Cf. Him.

And every grass that groweth upon root
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.

When naught was heard but now and then the howl
Of some vile cur, or whooping of the owl.
W. Browne.

2. To cough or breathe with a sonorous inspiration, as in whooping cough.

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