wheth


wheth
wheth·er;

English syllables. 2014.

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  • wheth|er — «HWEHTH uhr», conjunction, pronoun. –conj. 1. Whether is used in expressing a choice or alternative: »It matters little whether we go or stay. I don t know whether to work or rest. His neighbors might well doubt whether it were more dangerous to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whether — wheth·er …   English syllables

  • whether — wheth|er W1S1 [ˈweðə US ər] conj [: Old English; Origin: hwAther, hwether] 1.) used when talking about a choice you have to make or about something that is not certain ▪ Maurice asked me whether I needed any help. ▪ There were times when I… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whether — wheth|er [ weðər, hweðər ] conjunction *** 1. ) used when someone does not know which of two possibilities is true: They asked us whether we were married. There is some doubt as to whether the illness is infectious. whether...or: She doesn t even …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whether — wheth•er [[t]ˈ(h)wɛð ər, ˈwɛð [/t]] conj. 1) (used to introduce the first of two or more alternatives, and sometimes repeated before the second or later alternative, usu. with the correlative or): It matters little whether we go or stay. Whether… …   From formal English to slang

  • Whether — Wheth er, pron. [OE. whether, AS. hw[ae]?er; akin to OS. hwe?ar, OFries. hweder, OHG. hwedar, wedar, G. weder, conj., neither, Icel. hv[=a]rr whether, Goth. hwa?ar, Lith. katras, L. uter, Gr. ?, ?, Skr. katara, from the interrogatively pronoun,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whether — Wheth er, 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whether or no — Whether Wheth er, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whether that — Whether Wheth er, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whethering — Wheth er*ing, n. The retention of the afterbirth in cows. Gardner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English