Definitions for whereasʰwɛərˈæz, wɛər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

where•asʰwɛərˈæz, wɛər-(conj.; n.)(pl.)where•as•es.

  1. (conj.)while on the contrary:

    One came forward immediately, whereas the others hung back.

  2. it being the case that, or considering that (used esp. in formal preambles).

  3. (n.)a qualifying or introductory statement, esp. one having “whereas” as the first word.

Origin of whereas:

1300–50

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. whereas(conjunction)ʰwɛərˈæz, wɛər-

    indicates a significant difference between two things or people

    She's a conservative, whereas her husband's a liberal.

Wiktionary

  1. whereas(Noun)

    A clause, as in legal documents, stating whereas.

  2. whereas(Adverb)

    Where (that).

  3. whereas(Conjunction)

    In contrast; whilst on the contrary

    He came first in the race whereas his brother came last.

  4. whereas(Conjunction)

    It being the fact that

    And Whereas it hath pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the legislatures we respectively represent in Congress, to approve of, and to authorize us to ratify the said Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union. (United States Articles of Confederation)

  5. whereas(Conjunction)

    Inasmuch as

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whereas(adverb)

    at which place; where

  2. Whereas

    considering that; it being the case that; since; -- used to introduce a preamble which is the basis of declarations, affirmations, commands, requests, or like, that follow

  3. Whereas

    when in fact; while on the contrary; the case being in truth that; although; -- implying opposition to something that precedes; or implying recognition of facts, sometimes followed by a different statement, and sometimes by inferences or something consequent

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whereas' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1781

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whereas' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1148


Translations for whereas

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

whereas(conjunction)

when in fact; but on the other hand

He thought I was lying, whereas I was telling the truth.

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