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[hwair-on, -awn, wair-]
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  1. on what or which.
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  1. Archaic. on what?
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Origin of whereon

First recorded in 1175–1225, whereon is from the Middle English word wheron. See where, on
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Related Words

consequently, thereupon, whereupon

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Historical Examples

  • At its foot was another door, whereon she knocked four times.

    Fair Margaret

    H. Rider Haggard

  • It towered high over the clouds and rain; and none could say whereon it rested.

  • Or moats, whereon you might row with a Boate, and fish with Nettes.

  • So Ben Aboo merely longed for the dawn of that day whereon he should need him no more.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • It is, moreover, that whereon we live,—food and nourishment.

British Dictionary definitions for whereon


  1. on what thing or place?
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  1. on which thing, place, etc
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