from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb On which or what.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • On what? on whom?
  • On which.

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

  • adverb On which; -- used relatively.
  • adverb On what; -- used interrogatively; as, whereon do we stand?

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  • adverb archaic On which, on what.


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  • Quoth the pigeon, How can I do this, I that am a bird and unable to go beyond the date-tree whereon is my daily bread?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Wherefore the world seemed very sufficiently fortified against the admission of this new and strange doctrine, on the terms whereon it was proposed.


  • Now, that is esteemed foolishness which is looked on either as weak and impertinent, or as that which contains or expresseth means and ends disproportionate, or as that which is undesirable in comparison of what may be set up in competition with it, or is on any other consideration not eligible or to be complied with on the terms whereon it is proposed.


  • “But,” saith Mr Goodwin, chap.x. sect. 10, p. 181, “this is to presume, not to argue or believe; for there is not the least ground in the word whereon to build such an interpretation.”

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • These are the terms whereon they stand to whom he is a God in covenant.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • Unbelief is the rejection, neglect, non-admission, or disapprobation of it, on the terms whereon, and for the ends for which, it is so proposed.

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

  • Just to give you a concrete example of that point, and of all the other points which are important in our country house scheme, I am going to tell briefly the history of one ... the lands of Leys, whereon is Crathes Castle, about sixteen miles west of Aberdeen in the valley of Deeside.

    The Scottish Scene

  • Norwitch opens to view a mile distance by the help of a hill whereon is a little village.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • Masouda repeated the question in Arabic, whereon the man replied in the same tongue with a slight shrug of the shoulders.

    The Brethren

  • He had to repeat his order in German, whereon a soldier came forward from the ranks, a short stocky Bavarian, with an enormous head surrounded by a bristling forest of red hair and beard, beneath which all that was to be seen were a pair of big blue eyes and a massive nose.

    The Downfall


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