I. pronoun Date: 13th century archaic that with or by which — used with an infinitive <
so shall I have wherewith to answer him — Psalms 119:42 (Authorized Version)
II. adverb Date: 13th century obsolete with what <
wherewith shall it be salted — Matthew 5:13 (Authorized Version)
III. conjunction Date: 14th century with or by means of which <
metal tools wherewith to break ground — Russell Lord

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • wherewith — [hwer with′, werwith′; hwerwith′, werwith′] adv. [ME wher with] Archaic with what? [wherewith shall he be saved?] conj. Archaic with which; by means of which [lacking the money wherewith to pay his debts] pron. Now Rare that with which [to have… …   English World dictionary

  • Wherewith — Where*with , adv. [1913 Webster] 1. With which; used relatively. [1913 Webster] The love wherewith thou hast loved me. John xvii. 26. [1913 Webster] 2. With what; used interrogatively. [1913 Webster] Wherewith shall I save Israel? Judg. vi. 15.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wherewith — Where*with , n. The necessary means or instrument. [1913 Webster] So shall I have wherewith to answer him. Ps. cxix. 42. [1913 Webster] The wherewith to meet excessive loss by radiation. H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wherewith — 1. conjunction /ʍɝˈwɪð/ Out of which; by means of which. Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem 2. adverb /ʍɝˈwɪð/ With which; with what. Matthew 5:13 Ye are… …   Wiktionary

  • wherewith — /wɛəˈwɪð/ (say wair widh), / ˈwɪθ/ (say with) conjunction 1. with what? 2. with what or which. 3. (by ellipsis) that with which: I shall have wherewith to answer her …   Australian English dictionary

  • wherewith — /hwair with , widh , wair /, adv., conj. 1. Literary. with which; by means of which. 2. Archaic. a. with what? b. because of which; by reason of which. c. whereupon; at which. pron. 3. Archaic. that by which; that with which. n. 4. Rare …   Universalium

  • wherewith — with what Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • wherewith — adv. with what; how …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wherewith — related adverb formal or archaic with or by which …   English new terms dictionary

  • wherewith — ad. 1. With which, wherewithal. 2. With what …   New dictionary of synonyms

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