whenever
I. conjunction Date: 14th century at any or every time that II. adverb Date: circa 1576 at whatever time

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  • whenever — whenever, when ever Whenever is written as one word when it is a conjunction • (Whenever possible he liked to make a point of talking to drug users on their own ground Times, 1970) or a quasi adverb used informally (I ll do it at the weekend or… …   Modern English usage

  • whenever — [when΄e er′hwen ev′ər, wenev′ər] adv. Informal when: an emphatic form expressing bewilderment, impatience, etc. [whenever will he learn?] conj. 1. at whatever time [leave whenever you re ready] 2. on whatever occasion [visit us whenever you can] …   English World dictionary

  • Whenever — When*ev er, adv. & conj. At whatever time. Whenever that shall be. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whenever — Single par The Black Eyed Peas extrait de l’album The Beginning Sortie juillet 2011 Enregistrement 2010 Durée 3:15 Genre Electro House Progr …   Wikipédia en Français

  • whenever — adverb at whatever time, at which time, no matter when, once, when Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • whenever — late 14c., from WHEN (Cf. when) + EVER (Cf. ever) …   Etymology dictionary

  • whenever — ► CONJUNCTION 1) at whatever time; on whatever occasion. 2) every time that. ► ADVERB ▪ used for emphasis instead of ‘when’ in questions …   English terms dictionary

  • whenever — when|ev|er [ wen evər, hwen evər ] function word ** Whenever can be used in the following ways: as a conjunction (connecting two clauses or phrases): Whenever I smiled, he smiled back. as an adverb: You can come whenever. (introducing a question) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whenever */*/ — UK [wenˈevə(r)] / US [wenˈevər] / US [hwenˈevər] adverb, conjunction Summary: Whenever can be used in the following ways: as a conjunction (connecting two clauses or phrases): Whenever I smiled, he smiled back. as an adverb: You can come whenever …   English dictionary

  • whenever — [[t](h)wene̱və(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) CONJ SUBORD You use whenever to refer to any time or every time that something happens or is true. She always called at the vicarage whenever she was in the area... You can have my cottage whenever you like... I… …   English dictionary

  • whenever — when|ev|er W3S2 [wenˈevə US ˈevər] adv, conj 1.) every time that a particular thing happens ▪ Larry always blames me whenever anything goes wrong. ▪ Whenever I hear that tune, it makes me think of you. 2.) at any time ▪ You can come and visit me… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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