Part and Whole


Part noun - One of the pieces from which something is designed to be assembled.
Usage example: the model car came in several small parts that had to be put together

Whole is an antonym for part in topics: concern, piece, theatrical role.

Nearby Words: partially, partly


Whole adverb - To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly').
Usage example: a whole new idea

Part is an antonym for whole in topics: healthy, unbroken, entire, total made up of parts.

Nearby Words: wholesome, wholeness

How words are described

human human part human whole
good good part good whole
common common part common whole
natural natural part natural whole
Other adjectives: regular, standard, single, entire, big, dangerous, little, bad, interesting, new, greater, larger, bigger, northern.
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Whole and Part. (2016). Retrieved 2022, November 26, from
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Whole or Part. 2016. Accessed November 26, 2022.
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