Definitions for wherebyʰwɛərˈbaɪ, wɛər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

where•byʰwɛərˈbaɪ, wɛər-(conj.)

  1. by what or by which; under the terms of which.

  2. (adv.)Obs. by what? how?

Origin of whereby:



  1. whereby(Adverb)

    By what, in which direction; how

  2. whereby(Adverb)

    By which.

  3. whereby(Adverb)


  4. Origin: From where + by.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whereby(adverb)

    by which; -- used relatively

  2. Whereby(adverb)

    by what; how; -- used interrogatively

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whereby' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4721

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whereby' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3668

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whereby' in Adverbs Frequency: #297

Translations for whereby

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

whereby(relative pronoun)

by which.

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