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What (IPA: /ˈhwət/, /ˈwət/)


What (pron., a., & adv.)

As an interrogative pronoun, used in asking questions regarding either persons or things; as, what is this? what did you say? what poem is this? what child is lost?

What (pron., a., & adv.)

As an exclamatory word: -- (a) Used absolutely or independently; -- often with a question following.

What (pron., a., & adv.)

Used adjectively, meaning how remarkable, or how great; as, what folly! what eloquence! what courage!

What (pron., a., & adv.)

Sometimes prefixed to adjectives in an adverbial sense, as nearly equivalent to how; as, what happy boys!

What (pron., a., & adv.)

As a relative pronoun

What (pron., a., & adv.)

Used substantively with the antecedent suppressed, equivalent to that which, or those [persons] who, or those [things] which; -- called a compound relative.

What (pron., a., & adv.)

Used adjectively, equivalent to the . . . which; the sort or kind of . . . which; rarely, the . . . on, or at, which.

What (pron., a., & adv.)

Used adverbially in a sense corresponding to the adjectival use; as, he picked what good fruit he saw.

What (pron., a., & adv.)

Whatever; whatsoever; what thing soever; -- used indefinitely.

What (pron., a., & adv.)

Used adverbially, in part; partly; somewhat; -- with a following preposition, especially, with, and commonly with repetition.

What (n.)

Something; thing; stuff.

What (interrog. adv.)

Why? For what purpose? On what account?

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Village in Uttarakhand, India

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Painting by Yves Tanguy

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1965 song performed by Melinda Marx

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Radio station serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Example Sentence (Quote)

" what moves is what is already moving. Sort of Newtonian." - George Goodman

Example Sentence (Quote)

" " What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love." - Love

Example Sentence (Quote)

" .. .You know what they call you expatriates? White leeches.'" - Anthony Burgess

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "˜I know what is love. Love is man and woman in bed.'" - Anthony Burgess

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "˜Try now to answer my third riddle. By what rule to you tell a copy from an original?'" - C. S. Lewis


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