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Definitions for wherewithal
ˈʰwɛər wɪðˌɔl, -wɪθ-, ˈwɛər-wher·e·with·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wherewithalnoun

    the necessary means (especially financial means)


  1. wherewithalnoun

    The ability and means required to accomplish some task.

  2. wherewithaladverb

    In what way; how.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wherewith, Wherewithaladverb

    With which.

    Etymology: where and with, or withal.

    As for those things wherewith superstition worketh, polluted they are. Richard Hooker.

    Her bliss is all in pleasure and delight,
    Wherewith she makes her lovers drunken. Fairy Queen.

    Northumberland, thou ladder wherewithal
    The mounting Bolingbroke ascends my throne. William Shakespeare.

    In regard of the troubles wherewith this king was distressed in England, this army was not of sufficient strength to make an entire conquest of Ireland. John Davies, on Ireland.

    The builders of Babel, still with vain design,
    New Babels, had they wherewithal, would build. John Milton.

    You will have patience with a debtor, who has an inclination to pay you his obligations, if he had wherewithal ready about him. William Wycherley.

    The frequency, warmth and affection, wherewith they are proposed. John Rogers, Sermons.

    But it is impossible for a man, who openly declares against religion, to give any reasonable security that he will not be false and cruel, whenever a temptation offers, which he values more than he does the power wherewith he was trusted? Jonathan Swift.

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  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

Examples of wherewithal in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Matthew Levitt:

    They don't have the wherewithal, the skill set and the materials to repair the oil wells themselves.

  3. Dan Harsha:

    It seemed pretty clear (the center) was just a front for Yanukovych, it wasn't just an independent think tank in Europe. There are not too many nonprofits with the wherewithal or the resources to hire perhaps the most prestigious Democratic lobbying group.

  4. Bruce Carter:

    Donald Trump is the best presidential candidate, who I believe has the experience and the wherewithal to give urban communities economic and educational opportunities.

  5. John Bolton:

    We're looking at new sanctions, new measures to tighten our grip on Maduro's financial wherewithal, to deny his regime the money that they need to stay in power.

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