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Definitions for Wherefore
ˈʰwɛərˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, ˈwɛər-Wher·e·fore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. why, whereforenoun

    the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'

Wiktionary

  1. whereforenoun

    An intent or purpose; a why.

    Etymology: From wherfor, wherfore, hwarfore, equivalent to . Compare waarvoor, wofür, and hvorfor, varför. More at where, for.

  2. whereforeadverb

    Why, for what reason, because of what.

    Etymology: From wherfor, wherfore, hwarfore, equivalent to . Compare waarvoor, wofür, and hvorfor, varför. More at where, for.

  3. whereforeadverb

    Therefore.

    Etymology: From wherfor, wherfore, hwarfore, equivalent to . Compare waarvoor, wofür, and hvorfor, varför. More at where, for.

  4. whereforeconjunction

    Because of which.

    Etymology: From wherfor, wherfore, hwarfore, equivalent to . Compare waarvoor, wofür, and hvorfor, varför. More at where, for.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wherefore

    for which reason; so; -- used relatively

    Etymology: [Where + for.]

  2. Wherefore

    for what reason; why; -- used interrogatively

    Etymology: [Where + for.]

  3. Whereforenoun

    the reason why

    Etymology: [Where + for.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wherefore in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wherefore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Wherefore in a Sentence

  1. Dante Alighieri:

    O human race born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou fall.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    Our situation on this earth seems strange. Every one of us appears here involuntarily and uninvited for a short stay, without knowing the whys and the wherefore.

  3. Ephesians 425 Bible:

    Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour for we are members one of another.

  4. William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet", Act 2 scene 2:

    O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

  5. William Shakespeare:

    There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things.

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