whereon

1 of 2

conjunction

where·​on (h)wer-ˈȯn How to pronounce whereon (audio)
-ˈän,
(ˌ)(h)wər-
1
archaic : on what
tell me whereon the likelihood dependsWilliam Shakespeare
2
: on which
the base whereon it rests

whereon

2 of 2

adverb

archaic
: on what
whereon do you lookWilliam Shakespeare

Word History

First Known Use

Conjunction

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whereon was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Whereon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whereon. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

whereon

conjunction
where·​on
-ˈȯn,
-ˈän
: on which
the base whereon the vase rests
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