Definition of What:

part of speech: adverb

How; how much; as, what does it profit? Partly: followed by with; as, what with the cold and what with the darkness we could go no farther.

part of speech: pronoun

That which:- also used in asking questions, as, what is it? What man?.

part of speech: conjunction

That; as, there is no doubt but what he will succeed; so far as; as well as.

part of speech: adjective

Interrogative; as, what trade does he follow?.

part of speech: pronoun

Compound relative meaning that which; the thing that; as, have you found what you want? an interrogative; as, what are you doing? an indefinite; as, I do not know what happende.

part of speech: interjection

Neuter of WHO: how great: something. - rel. pron. - that which. - WHAT TIME ( B.)- at what time, when.

Usage examples for What:

  • That is what you are doing! "The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays", Various.
  • What did he ask? "Saracinesca", F. Marion Crawford.
  • What can she want now? "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  • Is it what I think? "Ronicky Doone", Max Brand.

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