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 Health experts recommend, given the limited supplies, to get whichever vaccine is offered. Peter Loftus, WSJ, "Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine: When Can You Get It and How Effective Is It?," 18 Dec. 2020 Many a Stanford fan’s second-favorite team is whichever school is playing Cal that day. Steve Kroner, SFChronicle.com, "Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer, Cal’s Charmin Smith set for 1st head-coaching matchup," 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, "Both Sides Now," 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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Last Updated

28 Dec 2020

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“Whichever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whichever. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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whichever

adjective
How to pronounce whichever (audio)

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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