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Definitions of What

  1. Used adjectively, meaning how remarkable, or how great; as, what folly! what eloquence! what courage! Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Sometimes prefixed to adjectives in an adverbial sense, as nearly equivalent to how; as, what happy boys! Webster Dictionary DB
  3. As a relative pronoun Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Used adverbially in a sense corresponding to the adjectival use; as, he picked what good fruit he saw. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Used substantively with the antecedent suppressed, equivalent to that which, or those [persons] who, or those [things] which; - called a compound relative. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Used adjectively, equivalent to the . . . which; the sort or kind of . . . which; rarely, the . . . on, or at, which. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Whatever; whatsoever; what thing soever; - used indefinitely. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Used adverbially, in part; partly; somewhat; - with a following preposition, especially, with, and commonly with repetition. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Compound relative meaning that which; the thing that; as, have you found what you want? an interrogative; as, what are you doing? an indefinite; as, I do not know what happende. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. That which:-also used in asking questions, as, what is it? What man?. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Which circumstance, event, relation, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. That which; the thing that; which part, much used in asking questions interrogatively and elliptically, as equivalent to what will be the consequence? What time, at the time when. What though, granted this or that; allow it to be so. What, ho! an exclamation of calling. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Something; thing; stuff. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Thing; matter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Why? For what purpose? On what account? Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Neuter of WHO: how great: something. -rel. pron. -that which. -WHAT TIME (B.)-at what time, when. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. That; as, there is no doubt but what he will succeed; so far as; as well as. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. So far as; as well as. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. That; especially in the phrase but what. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. How; how much; as, what does it profit? Partly: followed by with; as, what with the cold and what with the darkness we could go no farther. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. In what respect; to what extent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. In some measure; partly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Interrogative; as, what trade does he follow?. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. In interrogative construction, asking. For information as to a person or thing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. How surprising, ridiculous, great, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Sort of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. That which; a double relative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. That which; the thing that; the sort or kind; which of several; used as an exclamatory word by way of surprise or question, meaning, how great, how remarkable, and suchlike; used for partly or in part,-as, "what with war, what with poverty". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for What

  1. What could I ha' done? – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  2. You know what to say. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
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