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[hwair-on, -awn, wair-] /ʰwɛərˈɒn, -ˈɔn, wɛər-/
on what or which.
Archaic. on what?
Origin of whereon
First recorded in 1175-1225, whereon is from the Middle English word wheron. See where, on Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Her neck is as the tower of David, builded for an armory, whereon there hang 1,000 bucklers and shields of mighty men.

    The Commonwealth of Oceana James Harrington
  • It jumped back and bayed, whereon I jumped out the other side.

    The Mahatma and the Hare H. Rider Haggard
  • whereon we of course began to "reprint," with, I rejoice to say, results which have been very generally acceptable.

    Taboo James Branch Cabell
  • At its foot was another door, whereon she knocked four times.

    Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
  • The seats in the after-part whereon the passengers sit; properly stern-sheets, the others are athwarts, whereon the rowers sit.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • It towered high over the clouds and rain; and none could say whereon it rested.

  • Agriculture is thought of as limited to a certain area of ground, whereon evidently diminishing returns will take place.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • Or moats, whereon you might row with a Boate, and fish with Nettes.

    A New Orchard And Garden William Lawson
  • whereon Elsa rose and stood over against him, for upon her feet she seemed to feel stronger.

    Lysbeth H. Rider Haggard
  • whereon, at a closer touch of her hand, he looked comically up.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for whereon


on what thing or place?
on which thing, place, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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