Definition of Whether

1. pron. Which (of two); which one (of two); -- used interrogatively and relatively.



2. conj. In case; if; -- used to introduce the first or two or more alternative clauses, the other or others being connected by or, or by or whether. When the second of two alternatives is the simple negative of the first it is sometimes only indicated by the particle not or no after the correlative, and sometimes it is omitted entirely as being distinctly implied in the whether of the first.

3. pron. Which (of two); which one (of two); -- used interrogatively and relatively.

4. conj. In case; if; -- used to introduce the first or two or more alternative clauses, the other or others being connected by or, or by or whether. When the second of two alternatives is the simple negative of the first it is sometimes only indicated by the particle not or no after the correlative, and sometimes it is omitted entirely as being distinctly implied in the whether of the first.

Definition of Whether

1. Pronoun. (obsolete) Which of two. (defdate 11th-19th c.) ¹

2. Conjunction. (obsolete) (non-gloss definition Introducing a direct interrogative question (often with correlative (term or)) which indicates doubt between alternatives.) ¹

3. Conjunction. (non-gloss definition Used to introduce an indirect interrogative question that consists of multiple alternative possibilities (usually with correlative (term or))). ¹

4. Conjunction. (non-gloss definition Without a correlative, used to introduce a simple indirect question); if, whether or not. ¹

5. Conjunction. (non-gloss definition Used to introduce a disjunctive adverbial clause which qualifies the main clause of the sentence (with correlative (term or)).) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Whether

1. if it be the case that [conj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Whether

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whether (current term)
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