whichever

adjective
which·​ev·​er | \ (h)wich-ˈe-vər How to pronounce whichever (audio) \

Definition of whichever

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being whatever one or ones out of a group : no matter which its soothing … effect will be the same whichever way you take itPunch

whichever

pronoun

Definition of whichever (Entry 2 of 2)

: whatever one or ones out of a group take two of the four elective subjects, whichever you prefer

Examples of whichever in a Sentence

Adjective Choose whichever one you want. He will support whichever candidate wins. Pronoun We can go on Tuesday or Friday, whichever you prefer. You may leave at 4:00 or when you've finished the job, whichever comes first.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Like James, Tatum cooked whichever defender tried to stop him, too tall and too smooth for Bradley, Westbrook or Talen Horton-Tucker. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 Beyond the seaweed wrap and seasoned rice, filling a hand roll is part meal prep, part self-expression with your guests free to add whichever toppings are most appealing to them. Mike Rose, cleveland, 23 Sep. 2021 This can be easily replicated with whichever communications channel your company uses. Rutger Bruining, Forbes, 15 June 2021 But Ohio's chief medical officer, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, encouraged people to get whichever vaccine is available to them. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 2 Mar. 2021 White House officials, who briefed reporters on the condition that they not be identified by name, urged the public to get whichever vaccine is first available. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2021 Health experts recommend, given the limited supplies, to get whichever vaccine is offered. Peter Loftus, WSJ, 18 Dec. 2020 Many a Stanford fan’s second-favorite team is whichever school is playing Cal that day. Steve Kroner, SFChronicle.com, 9 Jan. 2020 Take a bus, get off the bus, go into the museum, and walk, simply walk, straight to whichever picture is calling you. María Gainza, Harper's magazine, 10 May 2019

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First Known Use of whichever

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Pronoun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whichever was in the 14th century

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17 Dec 2021

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“Whichever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whichever. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for whichever

whichever

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of whichever

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: whatever one or ones out of a group

whichever

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of whichever (Entry 2 of 2)

: whatever one or ones out of a group

whichever

adjective
which·​ev·​er | \ hwich-ˈe-vər How to pronounce whichever (audio) , wich- \

Kids Definition of whichever

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being whatever one or ones : no matter which Take whichever book you want.

whichever

pronoun

Kids Definition of whichever (Entry 2 of 2)

: whatever one or ones Buy the sweater or the coat, whichever you like better.

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