what then

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of what then

:what will happen in that case
  • What if there should be a fire? What then?

Word by Word Definitions

what play
  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter

  2. often used to ask for repetition of an utterance or part of an utterance not properly heard or understood

  3. : who

  1. : why

  2. : in what respect : how

  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter

  2. : how remarkable or striking for good or bad qualities

  3. : whatever

then play
  1. : at that time

  2. : soon after that : next in order of time

  3. : following next after in order of position, narration, or enumeration : being next in a series

  1. : that time

  1. : existing or acting at or belonging to the time mentioned


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