Oh! (cry of surprise)
for what reason; because of which
for what reason?; for what purpose?
reason; for what reason?; for what purpose?
\why\ (?), adv. [oe. whi, why, as. hwī, hw&?;, instrumental case of hwā, hw?t; akin to icel. hvī why, dan. & sw. hvi; cf. goth. hw&?;. &?;. see who.] 1.
for what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; -- used interrogatively. see the note under what, pron., 1. turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, o house of israel? xxxiii. 11. 2.
for which; on account of which; -- used relatively. no ground of enmity between us known why he should mean me ill or seek to harm. turn the discourse; i have a reason why i would not have you speak so tenderly. 3.
the reason or cause for which; that on account of which; on what account; as, i know not why he left town so suddenly; -- used as a compound relative.
note: why is sometimes used as an interjection or an expletive in expression of surprise or content at a turn of affairs; used also in calling. "why, jessica!" if her chill heart i can not move, why, i'll enjoy the very love. owley. sometimes, also, it is used as a noun. the how and the why and the where.
why-not for why
may refer to:
- Causality, a consequential relationship between two events
- Reason (argument), a premise in support of an argument, for what reason or purpose
- Why?, one of the Five Ws used in journalism
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quare, quamobrem, cur
1. the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
(hypernym) reason, groundAdverb
1. question word; what is the reason (`how come' is a nonstandard variant); "why are you here?"; "how come he got an ice cream cone but I didn't?"
(synonym) how come
cén fáth, cad chuige, cad ina thaobhwhy do I put?:
cén fáth a gcuirim? otherwise:
cad chuige?, cad ina thaobh?thaty is why? (I put):
sin an fáth (a gcuirim)
adv. wherefore, why Poni =
adv. why ? why is it ? Pyrag =
adv. wherefore, why
The fingertips of the right hand touch the forehead. Then, move forward while simultaneously forming the 'Y'
hand with palm facing in.
- Variable in class org.omg.CosNaming.NamingContextPackage.NotFound
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A young heifer.
The reason or cause for which; that on account of which; on what account; as, I know not why he left town so suddenly; -- used as a compound relative.
For which; on account of which; -- used relatively.
For what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; -- used interrogatively. See the Note under What, pron., 1.
a way of putting down a heckler Why walk when you can drive?
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