whatever

whatever
related pronoun & determiner used to emphasize a lack of restriction in referring to any thing, no matter what.
interrogative pronoun used for emphasis instead of ‘what’ in questions.
adverb
1》 [with negative] at all; of any kind.
2》 informal no matter what happens.
exclamation informal a response indicating a reluctance to discuss something, often implying indifference.
Usage
In the emphatic use (whatever was she thinking of?), it is acceptable to use either whatever or what ever. See usage at however.

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  • Whatever — may be referring to:* Whatever (slang), an expression of agreement, indifference, or begrudging complianceIn music: * Whatever (album), an album by Aimee Mann * Whatever (Green Velvet album) * Whatever (En Vogue song) * Whatever (Oasis song) *… …   Wikipedia

  • whatever — whatever, what ever 1. Whatever is written as one word when it is an indefinite relative pronoun or adjective used in statements or commands: • Whatever you re up to during the snowy season, a wonderful warm woolly makes the perfect winter wear… …   Modern English usage

  • WHATEVER — es el sencillo n.º 6 de la cantante japonesa Ayumi Hamasaki, lanzado al mercado el 10 de febrero de 1999 bajo el sello avex trax, sólo dos meses más tarde que su primer álbum de estudio. Contenido 1 Información 2 Tracklist 2.1 8cm …   Wikipedia Español

  • Whatever — «Whatever» Sencillo de Oasis Formato 7 , 12 , CD, Cassette Grabación 1994 Género(s) Britpop Duración 6:22 …   Wikipedia Español

  • whatever — [hwut ev′ər, wutev′ər] pron. 1. what? which thing, event, circumstance, etc.?: an emphatic interrogative, expressing perplexity or wonder [whatever can she mean by that?] 2. anything that [tell her whatever you like] 3. no matter what [whatever… …   English World dictionary

  • Whatever — What*ev er, pron. Anything soever which; the thing or things of any kind; being this or that; of one nature or another; one thing or another; anything that may be; all that; the whole that; all particulars that; used both substantively and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whatever — «Whatever» Сингл Godsmack Выпущен 1999 Жанр ню метал Лейбл Universal / Republic Records …   Википедия

  • whatever — adverb at all, of any description, of any kind or sort, whatsoever, whichever Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • whatever — c.1300, from WHAT (Cf. what) + EVER (Cf. ever). Variant form WHATSOEVER (Cf. whatsoever) is attested earlier …   Etymology dictionary

  • whatever — ► PRONOUN & DETERMINER ▪ used to emphasize a lack of restriction in referring to any thing; no matter what. ► PRONOUN ▪ used for emphasis instead of ‘what’ in questions. ► ADVERB 1) at all; of any kind. 2) informal no matter what happens …   English terms dictionary

  • whatever — what|ev|er [ wat evər, hwat evər ] function word *** Whatever can be used in the following ways: as a relative pronoun (starting a relative clause that is the subject, object, or complement of another clause): You can choose whatever you like. as …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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