The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Whole \Whole\, n.
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.
2. A regular combination of parts; a system.
Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole.
Committee of the whole. See under Committee.
Upon the whole, considering all things; taking everything
into account; in view of all the circumstances or
Syn: Totality; total; amount; aggregate; gross.