Definition of Wherefore

1. Noun. The cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase 'the whys and wherefores'.

Exact synonyms: Why
Generic synonyms: Ground, Reason



Definition of Wherefore

1. adv. & conj. For which reason; so; -- used relatively.

2. n. the reason why.

3. adv. & conj. For which reason; so; -- used relatively.

4. n. the reason why.

Definition of Wherefore

1. Adverb. (context: conjunctive archaic) Why, for what reason, because of what. ¹

2. Adverb. (context: conjunctive archaic or formal) Therefore. ¹

3. Conjunction. (archaic) Because of which. ¹

4. Noun. An intent or purpose; a why. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wherefore

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wherefore

where there's smoke, there's fire
where there is a will
where you at
whereabout
whereabouts
whereafter
whereagainst
wherealong
whereas
whereases
whereat
whereby
wheredunit
wheredunits
wherefor
wherefore (current term)
wherefores
wherefrom
wherein
whereinbefore
whereinsoever
whereinto
whereness
wherenesses
wherenot
whereof
whereon
whereout
whereover
wheres

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