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Definition for: which

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
by on her #24: which have or from

Pronunciation

  • AHD: wĭch , IPA: /wɪtʃ/ , SAMPA: /wItS/
    Homophones : witch
  • AHD: hwĭch , IPA: /ʍɪtʃ/ , SAMPA: /WItS/
  • Rhymes: -ɪtʃ

Etymology

Old English hwilc

Adjective

  1. what, of those mentioned or implied (used interrogatively).
    Which song made the charts?

Translations

what, of those mentioned or implied

  • Czech: který m . , která f . , které n .
  • Dutch: welk, welke
  • Esperanto: kiu, kiuj
  • French: quel m . , quelle f .
  • Hungarian: melyik
  • Italian: quale m . and f .
  • Novial: qui
  • Slovene: kateri m . , katera f . , katero n .
  • Spanish: cual

Interrogative pronoun

which

  1. What one or ones (of those mentioned or implied).
    Which is bigger?
    Which is which ?

Translations

what one or ones

  • Czech: který m . , která f . , které n .
  • Dutch: welk, hetwelk, dewelke
  • Esperanto: kiu, kiuj
  • French: quel m . , quelle f .
  • German: welcher m . , welche f . , welches n .
  • Hungarian: melyik
  • Italian: quale m . and f .
  • Novial: que m . , f . or n . , sg . or pl . , ques m . , f . or n . , pl . , quu n . sg . or pl . , quus n . pl .
  • Romanian: care
  • Slovene: kateri m . , katera f . , katero n .
  • Spanish: cuál sg . , cuáles pl .

Relative pronoun

which

  1. The one or ones that.
    Show me which is bigger.
  2. Who; whom; what (of those mentioned or implied)
    Their first song, which made the charts 2004, is great.
    (US usage) Some authorities insist that, prescriptively, which should be used only in non-restrictive contexts. For restrictive contexts (e.g., The song that made the charts in 2004 is better than the later ones ), they prefer that. Actual usage does not support this "rule." Fowler, who proposed the rule, himself acknowledged that it was "not the practice of most or of the best writers." Even E.B. White, a notorious "which-hunter," wrote this: "the premature expiration of a pig is, I soon discovered, a departure which the community marks solemnly on its calendar." In modern UK usage, The song which made the charts in 2004 is better than the later ones is accepted without question.

Translations

the one(s) that

  • Dutch: welk, dewelke, hetwelk
  • Esperanto: kiu, kiuj
  • French: lequel m . , laquelle f . , lesquelles pl . , lesquelles f . pl .
  • Indonesian: yang mana
  • Italian: il quale m . , la quale f . , i quali pl . , le quali f . pl .
  • Novial: tu kel n . sg . or pl . , te kel m . , f . or n . , sg . or pl . , tus kel n . pl . , tes kel m . , f . or n . pl .
  • Portuguese: aquele m . , aquela f .
  • Spanish: cual sg . , cuales pl .

who, whom, what

  • Indonesian: yang
  • Italian: che
  • Novial: kel sg . or pl . , keles pl .
  • Romanian: care
  • Russian: который (kotóryj)
  • Slovene: ki
  • Spanish: quien (if a person), que

Other Translations for "which"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codewhich
Hex77 e8 69 63 e8
Pig Latinichwhay

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