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whichever

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adjective which·ev·er \hwich-ˈe-vər, wich-\

Definition of whichever

  1. :  being whatever one or ones out of a group :  no matter which <its soothing … effect will be the same whichever way you take it — Punch>

Examples of whichever in a sentence

  1. Choose whichever one you want.

  2. He will support whichever candidate wins.

14th Century

First Known Use of whichever

14th century


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whichever

pronoun which·ev·er

Definition of whichever

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

Examples of whichever in a sentence

  1. We can go on Tuesday or Friday, whichever you prefer.

  2. You may leave at 4:00 or when you've finished the job, whichever comes first.

14th Century

First Known Use of whichever

14th century


WHICHEVER Defined for English Language Learners

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whichever

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adjective which·ev·er \hwich-ˈe-vər, wich-\

Definition of whichever for English Language Learners

  • : whatever one or ones out of a group


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whichever

pronoun which·ev·er

Definition of whichever for English Language Learners

  • : whatever one or ones out of a group


WHICHEVER Defined for Kids

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whichever

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adjective which·ev·er \hwich-ˈe-vər, wich-\

Definition of whichever for Students

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


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whichever

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pronoun which·ev·er

Definition of whichever for Students

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



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