whereas

  • 1 whereas — [hwer az′, weraz′] conj. 1. it being the case that; in view of the fact that: used in the preamble to a formal document [whereas the following incidents have occurred] 2. while on the contrary; but on the other hand [she is careful, whereas he… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 whereas — conj. (1) Considering that something is the case; used in legal documents to begin an introductory statement. (2) In comparison to; in contrast with. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Whereas — Where*as , adv. At which place; where. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] At last they came whereas that lady bode. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Whereas — Where*as , conj. [1913 Webster] 1. Considering that; it being the case that; since; used to introduce a preamble which is the basis of declarations, affirmations, commands, requests, or like, that follow. [1913 Webster] 2. When in fact; while on… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 whereas — mid 14c., where; early 15c., in consideration of the fact that, from WHERE (Cf. where) + AS (Cf. as) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 whereas — ► CONJUNCTION 1) in contrast or comparison with the fact that. 2) taking into consideration the fact that …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 whereas — 01. My sister s hand writing is always so neat, [whereas] mine is a total mess. 02. When I was growing up, my brother and I had easier chores like taking out the garbage, [whereas] my sisters had to help make supper and stuff. 03. My parents were …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 8 whereas — 1. conjunction /ʍɛːɹˈæz/ a) In contrast; whilst on the contrary He came first in the race whereas his brother came last. b) It being the fact that And Whereas it hath pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the… …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 whereas — [[t](h)weəræ̱z[/t]] ♦♦♦ CONJ SUBORD You use whereas to introduce a comment which contrasts with what is said in the main clause. These fixed price menus for two or three courses can cost as little as 50f, whereas the à la carte is always more… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 whereas — /hwair az , wair /, conj., n., pl. whereases. conj. 1. while on the contrary: One arrived promptly, whereas the others hung back. 2. it being the case that, or considering that (used esp. in formal preambles). n. 3. a qualifying or introductory… …

    Universalium

  • 11 whereas — where|as W2S2 [weərˈæz US wer ] conj 1.) formal used to say that although something is true of one thing, it is not true of another ▪ The old system was fairly complicated whereas the new system is really very simple. ▪ Whereas the city spent… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 whereas — where|as [ wer æz, hwer æz ] conjunction *** 1. ) used for comparing two things, people, situations, etc. and showing that there is an important difference between them: Doctors salaries have risen substantially, whereas nurses pay has actually… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 whereas */*/*/ — UK [weərˈæz] / US [werˈæz] / US [hwerˈæz] conjunction 1) used for comparing two things, people, situations etc and showing that there is an important difference between them Doctors salaries have risen substantially, whereas nurses pay has… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 whereas — where•as [[t](h)wɛərˈæz, wɛər [/t]] conj. n. pl. where•as•es 1) while on the contrary: One came forward immediately, whereas the others hung back[/ex] 2) it being the case that, or considering that (used esp. in formal preambles) 3) a qualifying… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 whereas — /wɛərˈæz / (say wairr az) conjunction 1. while on the contrary: *Jimmy noted that Gibson went for eighteen weeks without washing or bathing, whereas the others washed regularly and bathed whenever they could. –dal stivens, 1986. 2. it being the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 whereas — conjunction 1 used to say that although something is true of one thing, it is not true of another: Why are some cancers cured by chemotherapy alone, whereas others are unaffected by drugs? 2 law used at the beginning of an official document to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 whereas — [weərˈæz] conjunction used for showing that there is an important difference between two things, people, situations etc Doctors salaries have risen substantially, whereas nurses pay has actually fallen.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 whereas — When in fact. A whereas clause of a contract is but an introductory or prefatory statement meaning considering that or that being the case , and is not an essential part of the operating portions of the contract. Jones v. City of Paducah, 283 Ky …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 whereas — I. conjunction Etymology: Middle English where as, from where + as Date: 14th century 1. a. while on the contrary b. although 2. in view of the fact that ; since used especially to introduce a preamble II …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 whereas — Synonyms and related words: albeit, although, as, as far as, as long as, as things go, at which time, because, being as how, boundary condition, catch, cause, clause, condition, considering, donnee, during which time, escalator clause, escape… …

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