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Part of Speech: interrogative adverb
Results: 12
1. Why? For what purpose? On what account?
Part of Speech: noun
1. Something; thing; stuff.
Part of Speech: Noun
1. As an interrogative pronoun, used in asking questions regarding either persons or things; as, what is this? what did you say? what poem is this? what child is lost?
2. Used adjectively, meaning how remarkable, or how great; as, what folly! what eloquence! what courage!
3. Sometimes prefixed to adjectives in an adverbial sense, as nearly equivalent to how; as, what happy boys!
4. As a relative pronoun
5. Used adverbially in a sense corresponding to the adjectival use; as, he picked what good fruit he saw.
7. Used substantively with the antecedent suppressed, equivalent to that which, or those [ persons] who, or those [ things] which; - called a compound relative.
8. Used adjectively, equivalent to the . . . which; the sort or kind of . . . which; rarely, the . . . on, or at, which.
9. Whatever; whatsoever; what thing soever; - used indefinitely.
10. Used adverbially, in part; partly; somewhat; - with a following preposition, especially, with, and commonly with repetition.
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