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whenever

conjunction when·ev·er \ hwe-ˈne-vər , we- , (h)wə- \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of whenever

: at any or every time that

Examples of whenever in a Sentence

  1. You may leave whenever you wish.

  2. Whenever he leaves the house he always takes an umbrella.

  3. The teacher welcomes originality whenever it is shown.

  4. We'll begin the meeting whenever the boss gets here.

First Known Use of whenever

14th century


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whenever

adverb

Definition of whenever

: at whatever time

Examples of whenever in a Sentence

  1. You can come tomorrow or whenever.

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First Known Use of whenever

circa 1576



WHENEVER Defined for English Language Learners

whenever

conjunction

Definition of whenever for English Language Learners

  • : at any or every time that


whenever

adverb

Definition of whenever for English Language Learners

  • : at any time : at whatever time


WHENEVER Defined for Kids

whenever

conjunction or adverb when·ev·er \ hwen-ˈe-vər , wen- , hwən- , wən- \

Definition of whenever for Students

: at whatever time
  • You may go whenever you want.


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