whom

  • 1 whom — [ hum ] pronoun FORMAL *** Whom can be used instead of who when it is the object of a verb or preposition. It can be used in the following ways: as a relative pronoun (referring back to a person and starting a relative clause): Students for whom… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 whom — W1 [hu:m] pron [: Old English; Origin: hwam] the object form of who , used especially in formal speech or writing ▪ Desperate for money, she called her sister, whom she hadn t spoken to in 20 years. ▪ She brought with her three friends, none of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 whom — whom; whom·ev·er; whom·so; whom·so·ev·er; …

    English syllables

  • 5 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

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

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 whom — O.E. hwam, the dative form of hwa (see WHO (Cf. who)) …

    Etymology dictionary

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

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 whom */*/*/ — UK [huːm] / US [hum] pronoun formal Summary: Whom can be used instead of who when it is the object of a verb or preposition. It can be used in the following ways: as a relative pronoun (referring back to a person and starting a relative clause):… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 whom — [[t]hu͟ːm[/t]] ♦♦ (Whom is used in formal or written English instead of who when it is the object of a verb or preposition.) 1) QUEST You use whom in questions when you ask about the name or identity of a person or group of people. I want to send …

    English dictionary

  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 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

  • 16 whom — See who, whom …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 17 whom — pronoun used instead of ‘who’ as the object of a verb or preposition. Usage On the use of who and whom, see who …

    English new terms dictionary

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

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 whom — huːm pron. who (object form used after prepositions and as direct object); which; that …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 whom — hwone …

    English to the Old English


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