12 Definitions of What

The meaning of the word what, the definition of What:

n. - Something; thing; stuff.

pron., a., & adv. - 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?

pron., a., & adv. - As an exclamatory word: -- (a) Used absolutely or independently; -- often with a question following.

pron., a., & adv. - Used adjectively, meaning how remarkable, or how great; as, what folly! what eloquence! what courage!

pron., a., & adv. - Sometimes prefixed to adjectives in an adverbial sense, as nearly equivalent to how; as, what happy boys!

pron., a., & adv. - As a relative pronoun

pron., a., & adv. - Used substantively with the antecedent suppressed, equivalent to that which, or those [persons] who, or those [things] which; -- called a compound relative.

pron., a., & adv. - Used adjectively, equivalent to the . . . which; the sort or kind of . . . which; rarely, the . . . on, or at, which.

pron., a., & adv. - Used adverbially in a sense corresponding to the adjectival use; as, he picked what good fruit he saw.

pron., a., & adv. - Whatever; whatsoever; what thing soever; -- used indefinitely.

pron., a., & adv. - Used adverbially, in part; partly; somewhat; -- with a following preposition, especially, with, and commonly with repetition.

interrog. adv. - Why? For what purpose? On what account?

The word "what" uses 4 letters: A H T W

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after what, or to what in any order:

c - watch   e - wheat   r - thraw wrath   s - swath thaws whats  

Shorter words found within what:

ah at aw ha hat haw ta taw twa wat wha

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