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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
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  • Yet in the council of their generals the word of Miltiades was given for battle, whereto the rest consented.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by that same.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • Many more counterfeits of humility may be gathered, from what is said before of the seemings of pride, whereto it is contrary.

  • The thing that does matter is, that whereto we have attained, by that we should walk.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • The Parliament was held at Salisbury that Michaelmas, whereto all men were forbidden to come in arms.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • whereto the colonel: "It's only the women who do anything over there."

    Sandra Belloni, Complete George Meredith
  • whereto she answered boldly, “If my brother is captive, he can be freed by the help of God and our friends.”

    The Saint's Tragedy Charles Kingsley
  • whereto Pharaoh replied that they might go, but "not too far."

    Bible Romances George W. Foote
  • And he admitted as much, but thought time only could prove such love; whereto I rejoined that that was what she had answered.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • whereto served your hands and eyes, but this your nee'le to keep?

    Gammer Gurton's Needle Mr. S. Mr. of Art
British Dictionary definitions for whereto


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