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[hwair-too, wair-] /ʰwɛərˈtu, wɛər-/
conjunction, adverb
Archaic. to what or what place or end.
to which.
Origin of whereto
First recorded in 1175-1225, whereto is from the Middle English word wherto. See where, to Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by that same.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • The thing that does matter is, that whereto we have attained, by that we should walk.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • For this is the principal end of speech, whereto it most contributes.

    Timaeus Plato
  • Tell me whereto find Miriam and I'll take you back to the camp!

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • whereto Tedaldo in his brothers' presence answered, 'You mistake me.'

  • whereto Nathan answered no otherwhat than, 'Then have I merited it.'

  • whereto the Bishop assents, but that he should come up when called for.

    Robin Tremayne Emily Sarah Holt
  • Delius, however, would connect 'upward' with 'whereto' and 'turns.'

  • whereto the colonel: "It's only the women who do anything over there."

    Sandra Belloni, Complete George Meredith
  • whereto Rolandsen answered, No, not among the fishermen, no.

    Mothwise Knut Hamsun
British Dictionary definitions for whereto


towards what (place, end, etc)?
to which
Also (archaic) whereunto
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