wherewith

conjunction
where·with | \ˈhwer-ˌwit͟h, ˈwer-, -ˌwith\

Definition of wherewith 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: with or by means of which metal tools wherewith to break ground— Russell Lord

wherewith

pronoun

Definition of wherewith (Entry 2 of 3)

archaic

: that with or by which used with an infinitive so shall I have wherewith to answer him — Psalms 119:42 (King James Version)

wherewith

adverb

Definition of wherewith (Entry 3 of 3)

obsolete

: with what wherewith shall it be salted — Matthew 5:13 (King James Version)

First Known Use of wherewith

Conjunction

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Pronoun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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