- Wherein Where*in", adv.
1. In which; in which place, thing, time, respect, or the
like; -- used relatively.
Her clothes wherein she was clad. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
2. In what; -- used interrogatively. [1913 Webster]
Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him! --Mal. ii. 17. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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wherein — [hwerin′, werin′] adv. [ME hwerin: see WHERE & IN1] Archaic in what way? how? [wherein is it wrong?] conj. in which [the room wherein he lay] … English World dictionary
wherein — I adverb concerning, herein, in regard to which, inwardly, of which, regarding, respecting, therein, touching, whereon, whereupon, within II index herein Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
wherein — early 13c., from WHERE (Cf. where) + IN (Cf. in). Cf. Du. waarin, Ger. worin, Swed. vari, Dan. hvori … Etymology dictionary
wherein — ► ADVERB formal 1) in which. 2) in what place or respect? … English terms dictionary
wherein — [[t](h)weərɪ̱n[/t]] 1) PRON REL Wherein means in which place or thing. [FORMAL, LITERARY or OLD FASHIONED] ...a riding school wherein we could learn the art of horsemanship... Adequate housing is possible in developed, mixed economies wherein the … English dictionary
wherein — I. adverb Date: 13th century in what ; in what particular or respect < wherein was I wrong > II. conjunction Date: 14th century 1. a. in which ; where < the city … New Collegiate Dictionary
wherein — adverb, conjunction literary in which place or part: The clay ovens wherein some farm wives still bake bread. | Wherein lies the difficulty? … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
wherein — See therein. See therein, wherein … Dictionary of problem words and expressions
wherein — where|in [weərˈın US wer ] adv, conj formal in which place or part ▪ Wherein lies the difference between conservatism and liberalism? … Dictionary of contemporary English
wherein — where|in [ wer ın, hwer ın ] adverb, conjunction LITERARY, LEGAL in the place, situation, statement, etc. that has been referred to: the contract wherein it is stated that rent shall be paid at monthly intervals … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English