What does on the whole mean?

Definitions for on the whole

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. all in all, on the whole, altogether, tout ensemble(adverb)

    with everything considered (and neglecting details)

    "altogether, I'm sorry it happened"; "all in all, it's not so bad"


  1. on the whole(Adverb)

    For the most part; apart from some insignificant details.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of on the whole in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of on the whole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shook Kelley principal Kevin Kelley:

    Whole Foods gets culture.

  2. Jewish Proverb:

    A half-truth is a whole lie.

  3. Thomas Ibiang:

    You destroy the whole fabric.

  4. Aly Wright:

    This whole block is on lockdown.

  5. Edward Shaw:

    Show the tape to the whole town.

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