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Wiktionary

  1. whose(Pronoun)

    Of whom, belonging to whom; .

    Whose wallet is this?

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

  2. whose(Pronoun)

    Of which, belonging to which; .

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whose

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

    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

How to pronounce whose?

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    Alex
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

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Numerology

  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. Vikrant Parsai:

    Never trust a man whose dog barks at him.

  2. Jacqueline Kirby:

    Its a tragic story of two teens whose lives were cut very short.

  3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause who at best, if he wins, knows the thrills of high achievement, and, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

  4. Eduard Hanslick:

    The prelude to Tristan and Isolde reminds me of the Italian painting of the martyr whose intestines are slowly being unwound from his body on a reel.

  5. Cory Booker:

    11 people dead. My heart breaks for those killed in another senseless act of gun violence the loved ones of the victims whose lives are now shattered, we have the power to stop this- we can will pass commensense gun safety laws to end these tragedies.

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. transpire
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