What does whereby mean?

Definitions for whereby
ʰwɛərˈbaɪ, wɛər-where·by

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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

How to pronounce whereby?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say whereby in sign language?

  1. whereby


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whereby in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whereby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of whereby in a Sentence

  1. Laurence J. Peter:

    Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.

  2. Frank McKinney Hubbard:

    Litigation A form of hell whereby money is transferred from the pockets of the proletariat to that of lawyers.

  3. Saint Thomas Aquinas:

    Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in circumstances confronting him.

  4. Malcom Muggeridge:

    Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.

  5. Robert South:

    Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.

Images & Illustrations of whereby

  1. wherebywherebywherebywherebywhereby

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for whereby

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for whereby »


Find a translation for the whereby definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these whereby definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"whereby." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 16 Dec. 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/whereby>.

Are we missing a good definition for whereby? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for whereby:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.