Whom

Whom Whom, pron. [OE. wham, AS. dative hw[=a]m, hw?m. See {Who}.] The objective case of who. See {Who}. [1913 Webster]

Note: In Old English, whom was also commonly used as a dative. Cf. {Him}. [1913 Webster]

And every grass that groweth upon root She shall eke know, and whom it will do boot. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • whom|ev|er — «HOOM EHV uhr», pronoun. 1. whom; any person whom. 2. no matter whom. Usage See whoever for usage note. (Cf. ↑whoever) …   Useful english dictionary

  • whom|so|ev|er — «HOOM soh EHV uhr», pronoun. = whomever; any person whom …   Useful english dictionary

  • whom|so — «HOOM SOH», pronoun. = whomever. (Cf. ↑whomever) …   Useful english dictionary

  • WHOM — Infobox Radio station name =WHOM city = Mount Washington, New Hampshire area = Portland, Maine, northern New England branding = 94.9 WHOM slogan = Northern New England s Number One Station for Continuous Light Rock airdate = 1958 (as WWMT)… …   Wikipedia

  • whom — pronoun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwām, dative of hwā who Date: before 12th century objective case of who used as an interrogative or relative; used as object of a verb or a preceding preposition < to know for whom the bell… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Whom — Who Who, pron. [Possess. {whose}; object. {Whom}.] [OE. who, wha, AS. hw[=a], interrogative pron., neut. hw[ae]t; akin to OFries. hwa, neut. hwet, OS. hw[=e], neut. hwat, D. wie, neut. wat, G. wer, neut. was, OHG. wer, hwer, neut. waz, hwaz, Icel …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whom — /hoohm/, pron. 1. the objective case of who: Whom did you call? Of whom are you speaking? With whom did you stay? 2. the dative case of who: You gave whom the book? [bef. 900; ME; OE hwam, dat. of hwa WHO] Usage. See who. * * * …   Universalium

  • whom — pronoun /huːm/ a) What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a verb. Whom did you ask? b) What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a preposition. To whom are you referring? …   Wiktionary

  • whom — See who, whom …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • whom — (Roget s IV) pron. Syn. that, her, him; see who , what 2 …   English dictionary for students


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