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was Tweet Definition of was Like Definition of was on Facebook
  1. First-person singular simple past tense indicative of be.
  2. Third-person singular simple past tense indicative of be.
we Tweet Definition of we Like Definition of we on Facebook
pronoun (desc=first person plural, nominative case, objective case, us, reflexive, ourselves, possessive, our, possessive noun, ours)
  1. (personal) The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
  2. (personal) The speaker/writer alone. (The use of we in the singular is the editorial we, used by writers and others, including royalty"the royal we"as a less personal substitute for I. The reflexive case of this sense of we is ourself.)
went Tweet Definition of went Like Definition of went on Facebook
  1. (simple past of, go)
  2. (nonstandard) (past participle of, go)
  3. (archaic) (past of, wend)
what Tweet Definition of what Like Definition of what on Facebook
  1. in some manner or degree; in part; partly; usually followed by with.
What with singing and joking, the time passed quickly.
  1. Such; this is; that is.
What a pity.
What a beautiful day!
  1. Obs. why?
  1. (context, interrogative) which thing, event, circumstance, etc.: used interrogatively in asking for the specification of an identity, quantity, quality, etc.
What is your address?
You told them ?
Brit. colloq.It's rather late, ?
  1. (context, relative, nonstandard) that; which
    • 1902, w:J. M. Barrie, J. M. Barrie, w:The Admirable Crichton, The Admirable Crichton
    • :That"s her; that"s the thing has stole his heart from me.
whatever Tweet Definition of whatever Like Definition of whatever on Facebook
pronoun (desc=indefinite Pronoun)
  1. Anything that.
Whatever you say is fine with me. (trans-top, anything)
  • Danish: hvad end, alt hvad, hvad som helst
  • Dutch: maakt niet uit
  • French: quoi que
  • German: was immer
  • Polish: cokolwiek
  • Swedish: vad som helst
whatsoever Tweet Definition of whatsoever Like Definition of whatsoever on Facebook
  1. whatever
"In shape he lurk." Milton.
"Whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do." Gen. xxxi. 16.
  1. In any way; at all.
He didn"t give me any answer .
where Tweet Definition of where Like Definition of where on Facebook
  1. The place in which something happens.
A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the , the why and the how.
  1. (used interrogatively, in either a direct or indirect question) At what place; to what place; what place.
Where are you?
Where are you going?
Where did you come from?
  1. In what situation.
Where would we be without our parents?
  1. The place in which.
He lives within five miles of he was born.
which Tweet Definition of which Like Definition of which on Facebook
  1. What, of those mentioned or implied (used interrogatively).
Which song made the charts?
They couldn't decide song to play.
  1. (context, interrogative) What one or ones (of those mentioned or implied).
Which is bigger?
Which is ?
  1. (context, relative) The one or ones that.
Show me is bigger.
  1. (context, relative) Who; whom; what (of those mentioned or implied)
Their first song, made the charts 2004, is great.
while Tweet Definition of while Like Definition of while on Facebook
  1. A certain duration of time, a period of time.
He lectured for quite a long .
verb (whil, es)
  1. To pass time idly.
whom Tweet Definition of whom Like Definition of whom on Facebook
pronoun (the objective case of, who)
  1. (context, formal) What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a verb.
Whom did you ask?
  1. (context, formal) What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a preposition.
To are you referring?
With were you talking?
  1. Him; her; them (used as a relative pronoun to refer to a previously mentioned person or people.)
He's a person with I work.
We have ten employees, of half are carpenters.
whomever Tweet Definition of whomever Like Definition of whomever on Facebook
pronoun (objective case of, whoever) alternative form of whomsoever
  1. Whichever person.
    • "To impose his will on he sees comfortably settled." — Max Beerbohm
whomsoever Tweet Definition of whomsoever Like Definition of whomsoever on Facebook
pronoun (objective case of, whosoever)
  1. whichever person, whomever
    • "Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast." — Matthew 26:48
whose Tweet Definition of whose Like Definition of whose on Facebook
pronoun (desc=relative pronoun)
  1. Of whom.
The man dog caused the accident is standing here. ( = The man, the dog of whom caused the accident, is standing here)
  1. (context, considered, _, nonstandard, _, by some) Of which.
That"s the house roof is falling off. ( = That's the house the roof of which is falling off)
whoso Tweet Definition of whoso Like Definition of whoso on Facebook
  1. (archaic) whoever, whatever person
why Tweet Definition of why Like Definition of why on Facebook
  1. The reason.
A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where, the and the how.
  1. For what reason.
Why did you do that?
Will Tweet Definition of Will Like Definition of Will on Facebook
  1. A weak-side linebacker.
    • 1997, F Henderson, M Olson, Football's West Coast Offense, page 7
    • : linebacker drops to turn-in, QB dropping dumps the ball off to HB.
    • 2000, American Football Coaches Association Defensive Football Strategies, page 25
    • :Our linebacker, because he is away from the formation or to the split end, should be a great pursuit man and pass defender.
    • : covers the back side hook zone on the weak side.
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male). (form of, A shortening, William)

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