Whatso What"so, indef. pron. Whatsoever; whosoever; whatever; anything that. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Whatso he were, of high or low estate. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Whatso the heaven in his wide vault contains. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • whatso — pronoun & determiner archaic whatever …   English new terms dictionary

  • whatso — adj. & pron. archaic = WHATEVER 1, 2. Etymology: ME, = WHAT + SO, f. OE swa hwaeligt swa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oracle — Or a*cle, n. [F., fr. L. oraculum, fr. orare to speak, utter, pray, fr. os, oris, mouth. See {Oral}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The answer of a god, or some person reputed to be a god, to an inquiry respecting some affair or future event, as the success… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whatsoever — what|so|ev|er S2 [ˌwɔtsəuˈevə US ˌwa:tsouˈevər, ˌwʌt ] adv [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: whatso whatever (12 20 centuries) (from what so) + ever] used to emphasize a negative statement = ↑whatever ▪ He s had no luck whatsoever …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • what|so — «HWOT soh, HWUHT », pronoun, adjective. Archaic. whatever: »Whatso thou wilt do with us, Our end shall not be piteous (William Morris) …   Useful english dictionary

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