"whether" Definition

  1. pron. Which (of two); which one (of two); -- used interrogatively and relatively.
  2. conj. In case; if; -- used to introduce the first or two or more alternative clauses, the other or others being connected by or, or by or whether. When the second of two alternatives is the simple negative of the first it is sometimes only indicated by the particle not or no after the correlative, and sometimes it is omitted entirely as being distinctly implied in the whether of the first.

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Position in dictionary: 109683 of 111710 words.
Word Type: pron., conj.,
Words that start with "whether": 2
Words that end with "whether": 1
Words that contain "whether": 2
Next words in dictionary: whethering, whetile, whetstone, whetted, whetter
Previous words in dictionary: whet, wherso, wherry, wherries, wherret

English Dictionary Definition of whether

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