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Definitions of who

  1. One; any; one. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. An interrogative; as, who spoke? a relative, used of persons; a compound relatiye, meaning the person or persons that; as, who crosses this line will suffer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Both rel. and interrog., always for persons: what person? which person. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Which or what person. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Originally, an interrogative pronoun, later, a relative pronoun also; -- used always substantively, and either as singular or plural. See the Note under What, pron., 1. As interrogative pronouns, who and whom ask the question: What or which person or persons? Who and whom, as relative pronouns (in the sense of that), are properly used of persons (corresponding to which, as applied to things), but are sometimes, less properly and now rarely, used of animals, plants, etc. Who and whom, as compound relatives, are also used especially of persons, meaning the person that; the persons that; the one that; whosoever. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A relative pron. always referring to persons, and much used in asking questions. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. That. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. He, she, or they that. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A word which refers to a person; which of many, as, "who is the person who has a right to exercise it?" used interrogatively. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for who

  1. Did he know who he was? – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. " Yes, I see him," said Patricia; " but who was just like him?" – Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
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