I. conjunction Date: 13th century 1. archaic on what <
tell me whereon the likelihood depends — Shakespeare
2. on which <
the base whereon it rests
II. adverb Date: 15th century archaic on what <
whereon do you look — Shakespeare

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Whereon — Where*on , adv. [1913 Webster] 1. On which; used relatively; as, the earth whereon we live. [1913 Webster] O fair foundation laid whereon to build. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. On what; used interrogatively; as, whereon do we stand? [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whereon — [hwerän′, werän′] Archaic adv. on what? [whereon do you rely?] conj. on which [the hill whereon we stand] …   English World dictionary

  • whereon — index wherein Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • whereon — adverb, conjunction old use on which: The sparrow flitted to the statue, whereon it perched …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whereon — /hwair on , awn , wair /, conj. 1. on what or which. adv. 2. Archaic. on what? [1175 1225; ME wheron. See WHERE, ON] * * * …   Universalium

  • whereon — adverb On which, on what …   Wiktionary

  • whereon — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. on which, at which point, thereupon, at the conclusion of which, upon which, consequently, whereupon …   English dictionary for students

  • whereon — where|on [weərˈɔn US werˈo:n, ˈa:n] adv, conj old use on which …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whereon — where|on [ wer an, wer an ] adverb, conjunction an old word meaning on the thing or place that has been referred to, used especially in literature …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whereon — on what Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

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