What does whereas mean?

Definitions for whereasʰwɛərˈæz, wɛər-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word whereas.


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whereas in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whereas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Rev. Jesse Jackson:

    We heard the whereas.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A sane is often sad whereas a stupid is most of the time glad.

  3. The Telegraphaboutperforming:

    I saw my size as being an advantage, whereas so many women see it as a disadvantage.

  4. Christina Foyle, The Times (1993):

    Animals are always loyal and love you, whereas with children you never know where you are.

  5. Socrates:

    Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.

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