Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

whether or not

Definition of whether or not

  1. —used to indicate opposing choices or possibilities <We're going, whether or not you decide to come along.> <I had to decide whether or not to respond to his letter.> <The game will be played whether it rains or not.>



Word by Word Definitions

whetherplay
  1. :  which one of the two

    :  whichever one of the two

  1. : used as a function word usually with correlative or or with or whether to indicate (1) until the early 19th century a direct question involving alternatives; (2) an indirect question involving stated or implied alternatives ; (3) alternative conditions or possibilities


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up whether or not? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds 100 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ