from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- pro. Everything or anything that: Do whatever you please.
- pro. What amount that; the whole of what: Whatever is left over is yours.
- pro. No matter what: Whatever happens, we'll meet here tonight.
- pro. Which thing or things; what: Whatever does he mean?
- pro. Informal What remains and need not be mentioned; what have you: Please bring something to the party-pretzels, crackers, whatever.
- adj. Of any number or kind; any: Whatever requests you make will be granted.
- adj. All of; the whole of: She applied whatever strength she had left to the task.
- adj. Of any kind at all: No campers whatever may use the lake before noon.
- interj. Informal Used to indicate indifference to or scorn for something, such as a remark or suggestion: We're having pizza tonight.-Whatever. I don't care.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unexceptional or unimportant; blah.
- No matter which; for any
- Anything that.
- interj. A holophrastic expression used discourteously to indicate that the speaker does not consider the matter worthy of further discussion.
- pro. Anything; used to indicate that the speaker does not care about options.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- pro. 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 adjectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A. indef. rel. Anything which; no matter what; all that.
- B. interrog. What? as, whatever shall I do?
- Of what kind or sort it may be; no matter what; any or all that: applied to persons and things: as, whatever person is appointed must be satisfactory to the court.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. one or some or every or all without specification
Sorry, no etymologies found.
GB & I love to be around them and always say, yes yes yes bring the baby, the kid, whatever, when we go to dinner or when you come over or whatever
They mean renouncing whatever is opposed to the reliance others have in us, whatever would cause misery to those whom the course of our lives has made dependent on us.
- (id) initWithWhatever: (id) whatever if ((self = [self init])) _whatever = [whatever retain]; return self;
"in _any way_ or to _any extent_ whatever to the subject of slavery," shall be laid on the table, and "no further action _whatever_ shall be had thereon."
There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.
Of course, this triggered waves of doubt about my relationship with my partner until I woke up and reminded myself that these people are idiots and people generally fall asleep in whatever is the most comforable position.
And that, because I love Earth, I can be content to feel myself returning to her in whatever is Her form.
Bill, whatever is Southern for "chutzpah," you got it.
I think about trying to get the reader involved, up to her neck, in whatever is going on.
Bush and Rove should knock off the photo-ops and the token bulldozer and send in whatever is needed to begin the massive repairs.
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