from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Completely; entirely: "The old American purposes are still wholly relevant” ( John F. Kennedy).
- adv. Exclusively; solely.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. completely and entirely; to the fullest extent
- adv. exclusively and solely
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a whole or complete manner; entirely; completely; perfectly.
- adv. To the exclusion of other things; totally; fully.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Entirely; completely; perfectly; without reserve.
- Altogether; exclusively; only.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
From the Middle English word holliche. See also whole and -ly. (Wiktionary)