Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • pronoun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective colloquial Unexceptional or unimportant; blah.
  • determiner No matter which; for any
  • determiner relative Anything that.
  • interjection colloquial, dismissive A holophrastic expression used discourteously to indicate that the speaker does not consider the matter worthy of further discussion.
  • pronoun Anything; used to indicate that the speaker does not care about options.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective one or some or every or all without specification

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