For why, because; why. See Forwhy. [Obs. or Colloq.]

(Why), n. A young heifer. [Prov. Eng.] Grose.

Whosesoever to Widow

(Whose`so*ev"er) pron. The possessive of whosoever. See Whosoever.

(Who"so) pron. Whosoever. Piers Plowman.

Whoso shrinks or falters now, . . .
Brand the craven on his brow!

(Who`so*ev"er) pron. Whatsoever person; any person whatever that; whoever.

Whosoever will, let him take . . . freely.
Rev. xxii. 17.

(Whot) a. Hot. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Whur) v. i. [Probably of imitative origin. Cf. Hurr, Hurry, Whir.]

1. To make a rough, humming sound, like one who pronounces the letter r with too much force; to whir; to birr.

2. To snarl or growl, as a dog. Halliwell.

(Whur) n. A humming or whirring sound, like that of a body moving through the air with velocity; a whir.

(Whur"ry) v. t. [See Hurry.] To whisk along quickly; to hurry. [R.]

Whurrying the chariot with them to the shore.

(Whurt) n. (Bot.) See Whort.

(Why) adv. [OE. whi, why, AS. hwi, hw, instrumental case of hwa, hwæt; akin to Icel. hvi why, Dan. & Sw. hvi; cf. Goth. hw. . See Who.]

1. For what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; — used interrogatively. See the Note under What, pron., 1.

Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Ezek. xxxiii. 11.

2. For which; on account of which; — used relatively.

No ground of enmity between us known
Why he should mean me ill or seek to harm.

Turn the discourse; I have a reason why
I would not have you speak so tenderly.

3. The reason or cause for which; that on account of which; on what account; as, I know not why he left town so suddenly; — used as a compound relative.

Why is sometimes used as an interjection or an expletive in expression of surprise or content at a turn of affairs; used also in calling. "Why, Jessica!" Shak.

If her chill heart I can not move,
Why, I'll enjoy the very love.

Sometimes, also, it is used as a noun.

The how and the why and the where.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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