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  1. whosepronoun

    Of whom, belonging to whom; .

    Whose wallet is this?

  2. whosepronoun

    Of which, belonging to which; .

    We saw several houses whose roofs are falling off. (=The roofs are falling off several houses we saw.)

  3. Etymology: Genitive of who, from hwæs, the genitive of hwa, from hwaz, from kʷos

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Whosenoun

    Though I could
    With barefac’d power sweep him from my sight,
    And bid my will avouch it, yet I must not;
    For certain friends that are both his and mine,
    Whose loves I may not drop. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Thy name afrights me, in whose sound is death. William Shakespeare.

    Those darts whose points make gods adore
    His might, and deprecate his power. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whose

    the possessive case of who or which. See Who, and Which

  2. Etymology: [OE. whos, whas, AS. hws, gen. of hw. See Who.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whose

    hōōz, pron. the possessive case of who or which.—pron. Whosesoev′er (B.), of whomsoever. [M. E. hwas—A.S. hwæs, gen. of hwá, who.]

Editors Contribution

  1. whose

    To belong to a person.

    We know whose jumper that is.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Whose' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #438

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Whose' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1555

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Whose in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Whose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Whose in a Sentence

  1. Barbara Parker:

    After Newtown, after Aurora, after Gabby Giffords was shot -- Barbara Parker think, something is gon na get done. This time, the circumstances of this tragedy, they are different. there are people out there whose minds Barbara Parker will never change.

  2. Senate Health:

    The opaque and secretive handling of information related to these events constitutes an obvious threat to public health and is unacceptable in a free nation whose elected leaders must be transparent with and accountable to the American people.

  3. Paul Whelan:

    I can't imagine that all of these oligarchs whose families are now being affected, whose assets and goods are now being affected, wouldn't consider the release of Trevor Reed and Trevor a very small price to pay in order to get some relief themselves.

  4. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    The world is full of remarkable people whose amazing work often goes unnoticed or doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

  5. Aeschylus:

    It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer. motivational quotes

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    a state of acute pain
    • A. bash
    • B. guts
    • C. slip
    • D. suffering

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