wherewith

[hwair-with, -with, wair-]

adverb, conjunction

Literary. with which; by means of which.
Archaic.
  1. with what?
  2. because of which; by reason of which.
  3. whereupon; at which.

pronoun

Archaic. that by which; that with which.

noun

Rare. wherewithal.

Origin of wherewith

First recorded in 1150–1200, wherewith is from the Middle English word wherwith. See where, with
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whereby, whence, wherewith

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British Dictionary definitions for wherewith

wherewith

pronoun

(often foll by an infinitive) with or by whichthe pen wherewith I am wont to write
something with whichI have not wherewith to buy my bread

adverb

with what?

sentence connector

with or after that; whereupon
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