Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. At whatever time.
  • adv. When. See Usage Note at whatever.
  • conj. At whatever time that: We can leave whenever you're ready.
  • conj. Every time that: The child smiles whenever the puppy appears.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. At whatever time.
  • adv. When.
  • adv. Every time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. At whatever time.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • At whatever time; at what time soever.

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Examples

  • We took the business out of the hands of Lord Beauchamp, because it ought to be conducted by Government; and that will be the best reason for resigning it into other hands whenever we shall cease to stand in that character; which _whenever_ must, I think, arrive in the course of a very few days.

    Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third From the Original Family Documents, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Finance Minister Colin Hansen says he is not giving up his seat for Premier-designate Christy Clark, and is inclined to seek another term whenever the next election is held.

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  • And everyone in school hears him say her name whenever he falls asleep in class.

    The Redleys

  • Class, please remember to include a title whenever you prepare an oral or written report.

    Frindle

  • This Indian was always called “the Prince” in the hotel, though he was not a prince at all, and never pretended to be one, but disclaimed the title whenever he had a chance.

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • Libby introduced Grace as Dr. Breen, and drove on, and Maynard gave her the title whenever he addressed her, with a perfect effect of single-mindedness in his gravity, as if it were an every-day thing with him to meet young ladies who were physicians.

    Dr. Breen's Practice

  • This Indian was always called "the Prince" in the hotel, though he was not a prince at all, and never pretended to be one, but disclaimed the title whenever he had a chance.

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton An Autobiography, 1834-1858, and a Memoir by His Wife, 1858-1894

  • AT&T Retail employees are encouraged to use the name whenever possible, although never mandated to use it a certain number of times.

    Forbes.com: News

  • It seems French director Josiane Balasko's films include the word "French" in the title whenever they are translated for the American market.

    Hurriyet Dailynews

  • After my aura riff last time around, I now use the term whenever I need a space-holder for something unexplained.

    ArtsJournal: Daily Arts News

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