What does wherewithal mean?

Definitions for wherewithalˈʰwɛər wɪðˌɔl, -wɪθ-, ˈwɛər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wherewithal(noun)

    the necessary means (especially financial means)


  1. wherewithal(Noun)

    The ability and means required to accomplish some task.

  2. wherewithal(Adverb)

    In what way; how.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wherewithal



  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wherewithal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wherewithal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    I don't know if he has the wherewithal to go to Mrs. Clinton and say we're tired of all her stuff.

  2. Michael Sprung:

    In the long run, this is going to be a good thing for the companies that have the wherewithal to survive this.

  3. Troy Thibodeau:

    He had the intelligence and wherewithal to start saving them, and he handed them down, eventually to three grandsons.

  4. Craig Breslau:

    It is unusual to see some of these firms un-hedged, but it shows they think they have the financial wherewithal to handle the environment.

  5. Jeff Weaver:

    What it tells us is that Bernie has financial staying power, we have the financial wherewithal that will allow for a major campaign through Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada and beyond in state-by-state, delegate-by-delegate contests for the Democratic Party nomination.

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