hole vs whole :

hole or whole

“Hole” and “whole” have almost opposite meanings. A hole is a lack of something, like the hole in a doughnut (despite the confusing fact that the little nubbins of fried dough are called “doughnut holes”). “Whole” means things like entire, complete, and healthy and is used in expressions like “the whole thing,” “whole milk,” “whole wheat,” and “with a whole heart.”

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Definitions

  • n  an opening into or through something
  • n  an opening deliberately made in or through something
  • n  one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course
    he played 18 holes
  • n  an unoccupied space
  • n  a depression hollowed out of solid matter
  • n  a fault
    he shot holes in my argument
  • n  informal terms for a difficult situation
  • n  informal terms for the mouth
  • v  hit the ball into the hole
  • v  make holes in

  • n  all of something including all its component elements or parts
    Europe considered as a whole
    the whole of American literature
  • n  an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
    how big is that part compared to the whole?
  • a  including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete
    gave his whole attention
    a whole wardrobe for the tropics
    the whole hog
    a whole week
    the baby cried the whole trip home
    a whole loaf of bread
  • a  (of siblings) having the same parents
    whole brothers and sisters
  • s  not injured
  • s  exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health
    whole in mind and body
    a whole person again
  • s  acting together as a single undiversified whole
  • r  to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    a whole new idea
News & Articles

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    June 21, 2013 - Prep Rally via Yahoo! Sports
  • Corn hole tournament will benefit Florence team for global program
    FLORENCE, S.C. — If corn hole is your game, you are in luck. The second annual City of Florence Corn Hole Tournament will take place during Florence After Five on June 28.
    June 21, 2013 - Lake City News & Post
  • Giant Black Hole's Dust Oddity Surprises Scientists
    The most detailed observations to date of the material surrounding a gigantic black hole have surprised scientists, who say what they see conflicts with common theories about these powerful objects.
    June 20, 2013 - SPACE.com via Yahoo! News

  • Whole Foods Co-CEO: Executive Pay Caps A Part Of Our 'Culture' (VIDEO)
    Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb may not make as much as some of his fellow corporate chiefs. But that's all right with him. After all, there are benefits to keeping his pay tied to that of his workers.
    June 18, 2013 - The Huffington Post
  • Whole Foods changes English-only store policy
    Aqui se habla espanol. Faced with a boycott, Whole Foods has revised its English-only language policy for employees on the job.After two of the chain's employees in New Mexico were temporarily suspended from work for speaking Spanish, they claimed, calls for a boycott prompted Whole Foods to change its company language policy.In a blog post, Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb maintained that the two ...
    June 17, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Whole Foods Changes English-Only Policy
    Faced with a boycott, Whole Foods has revised its English-only language policy for employees.
    June 17, 2013 - CNBC