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Definitions of why

  1. question word; what is the reason; "why are you here?"; (`how come' is a nonstandard variant as in"how come he got an ice cream cone but I didn't?") Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the cause or intention underlying an action or situation esp in the phrase"the whys and wherefores" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores' Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. question word; what is the reason (`how come' is a nonstandard variant); "why are you here?"; "how come he got an ice cream cone but I didn't?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A young heifer. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. For what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; - used interrogatively. See the Note under What, pron., 1. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. For which; on account of which; - used relatively. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The reason or cause for which; that on account of which; on what account; as, I know not why he left town so suddenly; - used as a compound relative. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. For what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; for which; on account of which. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The reason or cause. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. For what cause or reason? on which account: wherefore. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. On what account; wherefore: for what reason?. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. For what cause, purpose, or reason. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Because of which; for which. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. As a relative, the reason or cause for which. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. An introductory expletive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. For what cause or reason, interrogatively; for which reason or cause, relatively; for what reason or cause; for which. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. For which or for what reason or cause; wherefore; used emphatically, as, "why, no-the day had broke before we parted"; used as a substantive, as, "we examine the why of things.". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. For what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; -- used interrogatively. See the Note under What, pron., 1. mso.anu.edu.au
  20. For which; on account of which; -- used relatively. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. The reason or cause for which; that on account of which; on what account; as, I know not why he left town so suddenly; -- used as a compound relative. mso.anu.edu.au
  22. For what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; used interrogatively. See the Note under What, pron., 1. dictgcide_fs
  23. For which; on account of which; used relatively. dictgcide_fs
  24. The reason or cause for which; that on account of which; on what account; as, I know not why he left town so suddenly; used as a compound relative. dictgcide_fs
  25. hw[=i], adv. and conj. for what cause or reason? on which account: wherefore.--interj. used us an expletive or exclamation.--n. WHY'-NOT (obs.), a dilemma.--WHY, SO (Shak.), an expression of unwilling consent.--THE CAUSE WHY, THE REASON WHY, the reason why a thing is, or is to be done; THE WHY AND WHEREFORE, the whole reason. [A.S. hwí, hwý, instrumental case of hwá, who.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. (pl. whys). On what ground?, for what reason?, with what purpose?, (w. did you do it?; cannot think w. you came; often ellipt., as You are late; why?, esp. in w. so?, demand forgrounds of statement or view); on account of which (the reasons w. he did it are obscure). (N.) reason, explanation, (cannot go into the whys& wherefores now). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. int. expr. surprised discovery or recognition (w., it is surely Jones!; w., what a bruise you have got!; w., of course, that was it), protest at simplicity of question &c. (What is twice two? w., four. W., a child could answer that), pause for reflection (Is it true? W., yes, I think so), objection (w., what is the harm?), introduction of apodosis (if silver will not do, w., we must try gold), &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. adv. [Anglo-Saxon] For what cause, reason, or purpose ; what account—used interrogatively;—for which reason or cause ; on which accountused relatively ; — why is sometimes used as an expletive. Cabinet Dictionary

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