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Wiktionary

  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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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. Briahna Joy Gray:

    The goal of The Sanders campaign is to build a multi-racial, multi-generational movement that is large enough to defeat Donald Trump and the powerful special interests whose greed and corruption is the root cause of the outrageous inequality in America, sharing a big tent requires including those who do not share every one of our beliefs, while always making clear that we will never compromise our values. The truth is that by standing together in solidarity, we share the values of love and respect that will move us in the direction of a more humane, more equal world.

  2. Mary McCarthy:

    The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner's visit to Congress -- these, for the most part, illiterate hacks whose fancy vests are spotted with gravy, and whose speeches, hypocritical, unctuous, and slovenly, are spotted also with the gravy of political patronage, these persons are a reflection on the democratic process rather than of it; they expose it in its process rather than of it; they expose it in its underwear.

  3. Reginald V. Johnson:

    “Aberjhani's voice should be heard around the world. He is an extraordinarily gifted writer whose words are more than inspirational, intriguing, and eloquent ... they are poetry in motion.”

  4. Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa:

    I have directed respective regional authorities to conduct a thorough assessment and compensate all residents whose land had been reallocated for other purposes, land is the property of the state, and when the government acquires it for other purposes, it should not be cause for any disputes.

  5. Nelson Henderson:

    The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

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