[hwair-too, wair-]

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
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Examples from the Web for whereto

Historical Examples of whereto

  • 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.



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

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

British Dictionary definitions for whereto



towards what (place, end, etc)?


to which
Also (archaic): whereunto
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