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Definitions of whatever

  1. All that; anything that; as, give whatever you can; no matter what; as, we must have sugar whatever its cost. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Everything which: being this or that: all that: one thing or another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Everything which; of any kind; at all. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. The whole that; all that; anything that. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Being this or that; being of one nature or another; being one thing or another; all that; the whole that; all particulars that. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for whatever

  1. Whatever shall we do now? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. And to her mind, whatever her father did was right. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln