wherefore

  • 1 wherefore — [hwer′fôr′, wer′fôr′] adv. [ME hwarfore: see WHERE & FOR1] Archaic for what reason or purpose? why? [wherefore are you angry?] conj. Archaic 1. for which [the reason wherefore we have met] 2. on account of which; b …

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  • 2 Wherefore — Where fore, adv. & conj. [Where + for.] [1913 Webster] 1. For which reason; so; used relatively. [1913 Webster] Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matt. vii. 20. [1913 Webster] 2. For what reason; why; used interrogatively. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 wherefore — index consequently, reason (basis) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 wherefore …

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  • 4 Wherefore — Where fore, n. the reason why. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 wherefore — c.1200, hwarfore, from WHERE (Cf. where) + FOR (Cf. for). Cf. Du. waarvoor, O.N. hvar fyrir, Swed. varfor …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 wherefore — archaic ► ADVERB ▪ for what reason? ► ADVERB & CONJUNCTION ▪ as a result of which …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 wherefore — 1. adverb /ˈweə(r)ˌfɔː(r),ˈʍeə(r)ˌfɔː(r)/ a) Why, for what reason, because of what. Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? b) Therefore. Romeo, O Romeo. Wherefore art thou, Romeo? 2 …

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  • 8 wherefore — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. why?, for what?, for which reason?, therefore, so, accordingly, thereupon. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. That which provides a reason or justification: call, cause, ground (often used in plural), justification,… …

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  • 9 wherefore — adverb, conjunction old use 1 used to ask why something has happened: Wherefore comest thou? 2 for that reason: Skills are the art of doing, wherefore they must be taught by practical example. see also: whys and wherefores why 3 …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 wherefore — See: WHY AND WHEREFORE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 11 wherefore — See: WHY AND WHEREFORE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 12 wherefore — /hwair fawr , fohr , wair /, adv. 1. Archaic. for what? why? 2. for that cause or reason: Wherefore let us be grateful. n. 3. the cause or reason: to study the whys and wherefores of a situation. [1150 1200; ME; see WHERE, FOR] Syn. 2. See… …

    Universalium

  • 13 wherefore — Synonyms and related words: accordingly, after all, after which, all things considered, argument, because of that, because of this, before the bench, before the court, ceteris paribus, consequently, considering, ergo, everything being equal,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 wherefore — where|fore [ˈweəfo: US ˈwerfo:r] adv, conj [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: where + for] old use used to ask why ▪ Wherefore art thou Romeo? →whys and wherefores at ↑why3 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 wherefore — See: why and wherefore …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 16 wherefore — where•fore [[t]ˈ(h)wɛərˌfɔr, ˌfoʊr, ˈwɛər [/t]] adv. 1) for that cause or reason: Wherefore let us be grateful[/ex] 2) archaic for what? why? 3) the cause or reason: to study the whys and wherefores of a situation[/ex] …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 wherefore — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English wherfor, wherfore, from where, wher + for, fore for Date: 13th century 1. for what reason or purpose ; why 2. therefore II. noun Date: 1590 an answer or statement gi …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 wherefore — where|fore [ werfɔr, hwerfɔr ] adverb, conjunction 1. ) an old word meaning because of the fact that has just been referred to 2. ) an old word used for asking why => WHY 2 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 wherefore — adv. 126 B …

    Oldest English Words

  • 20 wherefore — n. cause, reason adv. why, for what conj. therefore, accordingly …

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