Whom Whom, pron. [OE. wham, AS. dative hw[=a]m, hw?m. See {Who}.] The objective case of who. See {Who}. [1913 Webster]

Note: In Old English, whom was also commonly used as a dative. Cf. {Him}. [1913 Webster]

And every grass that groweth upon root She shall eke know, and whom it will do boot. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • whom — see who and whom …   Modern English usage

  • whom — ► PRONOUN ▪ used instead of ‘who’ as the object of a verb or preposition. USAGE On the use of who and whom, see WHO(Cf. ↑who) …   English terms dictionary

  • whom — O.E. hwam, the dative form of hwa (see WHO (Cf. who)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • whom — [ho͞om] pron. [ME < OE hwam, dat. of hwa, WHO] objective form of WHO: see the usage note at WHO …   English World dictionary

  • whom — pronoun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwām, dative of hwā who Date: before 12th century objective case of who used as an interrogative or relative; used as object of a verb or a preceding preposition < to know for whom the bell… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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