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what

what

 
pronunciation:
wuht [or] hwuht
parts of speech:
pronoun, noun, adjective, adverb, interjection
part of speech: pronoun
definition 1: which thing or kind of thing.
What will you wear to the party?
definition 2: used to ask for specific information.
What did he say?What do you want?
definition 3: used to inquire the source or identity of.
What is your name?
definition 4: how much.
What did it cost?
definition 5: as many or as much as.
Please try to do what you can.
definition 6: that which.
It is important to do what we ask.
definition 7: whatever.
I'll be there, come what may.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the fundamental nature of a thing; basics.
She knows the what and who of local politics.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: which one or ones.
What brand of cheese shall I buy?
definition 2: whatever.
Give him what help he needs.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: how much; to how great an extent.
What do you care?
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: used to express surprise, incredulity, or amazement.
What, no money?