What does whoever mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term whoever:


  1. whoever(Pronoun)

    Whatever person or persons.

    Whoever thought up that stupid idea?

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Whoever(pronoun.)

    Any one, without limitation or exception.

    Whoever doth to temperance apply
    His stedfast life, and all his actions frame,
    Trust me, shall find no greater enemy,
    Than stubborn perturbation to the same. Fairy Queen.

    I think myself beholden, whoever shews me my mistakes. John Locke.

    Whoe’er thou art, that fortune brings to keep
    The rights of Neptune, monarch of the deep;
    Thee first it fits, O stranger, to prepare
    The due libation, and the solemn prayer. Alexander Pope.

    Whoever is really brave, has always this comfort when he is oppress’d, that he knows himself to be superior to those who injure him, by forgiving it. Alexander Pope.

  2. Origin: who and ever.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whoever

    whatever person; any person who; be or she who; any one who; as, he shall be punished, whoever he may be

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whoever' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2199

Anagrams for whoever »

  1. however

  2. everwho


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whoever in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whoever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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