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My biggest song in the world is 'Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You.' All over the world, it's number one on the whole planet.
George Benson

Meaning of "on the whole" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ON THE WHOLE

on the whole play
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WHAT DOES ON THE WHOLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of on the whole in the English dictionary

The definition of on the whole in the dictionary is taking all things into consideration. Other definition of on the whole is in general.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ON THE WHOLE

on the table
on the tiles
on the tip of one´s tongue
on the town
on the track of
on the trot
on the turn
on the understanding that
on the up and up
on the upgrade
on the wagon
on the wallaby
on the wane
on the warpath
on the watch
on the way out
on the wind
on the wing
on the wrong foot
on the wrong tack

WORDS THAT END LIKE ON THE WHOLE

airhole
as a whole
asshole
black hole
blowhole
glory hole
heart-whole
hole
in the hole
jawhole
keyhole
loophole
manhole
pigeonhole
pinhole
posthole
rabbit hole
sinkhole
whole
wormhole

Synonyms and antonyms of on the whole in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ON THE WHOLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «on the whole» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of on the whole

Translation of «on the whole» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ON THE WHOLE

Find out the translation of on the whole to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of on the whole from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «on the whole» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

总体上
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en conjunto
570 millions of speakers

English

on the whole
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पूरे पर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على العموم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

в целом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

no todo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমগ্রভাবে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dans l´ensemble
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pada keseluruhannya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

im Großen und Ganzen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

全体的に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전체적으로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

ing kabèh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trên toàn bộ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மொத்தத்தில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संपूर्ण वर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

her şey hesaba katılırsa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

su tutto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

na ogół
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

в цілому
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în ansamblu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επί του συνόλου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

op die hele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

på det hela
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på hele
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of on the whole

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE WHOLE»

The term «on the whole» is very widely used and occupies the 65 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE WHOLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «on the whole» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «on the whole» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about on the whole

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10 QUOTES WITH «ON THE WHOLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word on the whole.
1
Harold Acton
The biographies and autobiographies are on the whole more impressive than the fiction of the last two decades, but the freakish best sellers among them are least likely to withstand the test of time.
2
Muammar al-Gaddafi
There is no state with a democracy except Libya on the whole planet.
3
George Benson
My biggest song in the world is 'Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You.' All over the world, it's number one on the whole planet.
4
Tommy Bond
I haven't heard from Bobby since May when we had our conversation, but then this thing broke last week, where they arrested him, and we were watching what was going on on the whole deal, and I was actually flabbergasted, at what the then police chief Parks was saying.
5
Jo Brand
There are so many cliches associated with mental health - such as the 'fine line between lunacy and genius' - which are, on the whole, a load of rubbish.
6
Louise Brooks
Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren't much smarter.
7
Dee Brown
You just don't give up. There have been times when everything seemed to conspire against getting a book done or printed, and I would feel like turning my back on the whole thing. But I came back and persisted.
8
Cara Buono
I do love the clothes on 'Mad Men' because my character has been so elegant and I would never have had access to these clothes. I think Janie Bryant is a costume designing genius. They'll call and tell me, 'It will only take an hour,' and I'm like, 'I will try on the whole truck!'
9
A. S. Byatt
I am not sure how much good is done by moralising about fairy tales. This can be unsubtle - telling children that virtue will be rewarded, when in fact it is mostly simply the fact of being the central character that ensures a favourable outcome. Fairy tales are not, on the whole, parables.
10
Jacqueline Carey
I don't really consider my work, on the whole, 'fringe' in my own mind; science fiction and fantasy have been pretty solidly in the mainstream for a while.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ON THE WHOLE»

Discover the use of on the whole in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to on the whole and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your ...
IMAGINE YOURSELF HEALTHIER THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE IT STARTS WITH FOOD. It Starts With Food outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever—and transform your life in profound and unexpected ways.
Melissa Hartwig, Dallas Hartwig, 2012
2
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to ...
This is my new baby gift.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other “Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child’s brain working together.”—Parent to Parent
Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson, 2011
3
Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown's Commentary on the Whole Bible
This single-volume reprint of the 1870's classic six-volume commentary is comprised of brief verse-by-verse commentary on biblical text.
Robert Jamieson, Andrew Robert Fausset, David Brown, 1961
4
Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible: Complete and ...
This is the only complete and unabridged one-volume edition of Matthew Henry's famous work. Now, this classic volume has been re-typset and features a slimmer and handier trim size and an attractive new cover.
Matthew Henry, 2008
5
Falling awake: an American woman gets a grip on the whole ...
Political relations, womens issues, family dynamics, the intricacies of a writers life, what can go wrong at a Seattle dinner partyall are mulled over in this intelligently engaging collection that is a lifeaffirming journey in essays, a ...
Mary Lou Sanelli, 2007
6
What about Uranus?: Or, How Are You on the Whole?
A journey into self-discovery and affirmation that along the way takes aim at some juicy targets.
Erica McWilliam, 2002
7
Whole Person Care: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century
Whole person care seeks to study, understand and promote the role of health care in relieving suffering and promoting healing in acute and chronic illness as a complement to the disease focus of biomedicine.
Tom A. Hutchinson, 2011
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Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible
- Modern easy-to-read modern type with Scripture passages in bold - Complete and unabridged in 6 volumes - Includes The Life of Matthew Henry by J. B. Williams - Entirely faithful to the original
Matthew Henry, 2009
9
Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)
ST. JOHN. It is not material to enquire when and where this gospel was written; we are sure that it was given by inspiration of God to John, the brother of James, one of the twelve apostles, distinguished by the honourable character of that ...
Matthew Henry
10
Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
Matthew Henry. whole, and in relation to the whole, deriving life and spirits from the head. Some members in the body are bigger and more useful than others, and each receives spirits from the head according to its proportion. If the little finger ...
Matthew Henry

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ON THE WHOLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term on the whole is used in the context of the following news items.
1
When Leader Goes Down, Whole Sector Feels It
Biogen puts pressure on the whole complex because it is joined through ETFs that are made up of biotechs. So even though Celgene (CELG) ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
2
UCCB cheques won't stimulate economy much, CIBC says
Data from the time show that on the whole, Americans took that money and added it to their meagre savings. "There was just too much bad ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
3
Redundancy sparked budget innovation website
The recipes are, on the whole, healthy and easy to make, the advice is practical, and her fresh voice and approach make for an enjoyable, ... «Clarence Valley Daily Examiner, Jul 15»
4
Ian McKellen on Gandalf/Dumbledore confusion: 'I will always be the …
On the whole, of course, it's fun playing characters that are not like yourself, but you're probably going to be unconvincing unless you put a lot of ... «89.3 KPCC, Jul 15»
5
A Peek Inside The World's First Bulletproof Coffee Shop
Just a 15-minute spin on the Whole Body Vibration Plate is said to get your lymph nodes churning and stimulate your muscles and brain. «LAist, Jul 15»
6
Iran agreement's impact on Texas energy nuanced
... with Iran creates some near-term challenges for the Texas oil and industry, but all in all, it just might lead to better news on the whole. «mySanAntonio.com, Jul 15»
7
The lowdown on which of Rockies resort Aspen's four mountains is …
Accomplished skiers can do summit to base in under 10 minutes: pure, swooping exhilaration all the way. On the whole, confident (or reckless) ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
8
It's not hard to work out why Jeremy Corbyn is so popular
On the whole – there are always exceptions of course – we should listen and respond to radicals, and not lazily dismiss them. For good or ill, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
On this day: Brazilian midfielder Oscar completes Chelsea switch
It was a mixed campaign for Chelsea on the whole; lifting the Europa League title after dropping out of the Champions League early on, while ... «Sports Mole, Jul 15»
10
The Second City's Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? Outshines Panic …
Despite a few standout scenes and performances, on the whole it's a stiffer, slower-paced show than Soul Brother, with more dead space, less ... «Gapers Block, Jul 15»

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