1. The entire thing; the entire assemblage of parts; totality; all of a thing, without defect or exception; a thing complete in itself.
This not the whole of life to live,
Nor all of death to die. --J. Montgomery.
2. A regular combination of parts; a system.
Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole. --Pope.
Committee of the whole. See under Committee.
Upon the whole, considering all things; taking everything into account; in view of all the circumstances or conditions.
Syn: -- Totality; total; amount; aggregate; gross.