- what|so|ev|er1 [ ,watsou`evər, ,hwatsou`evər ] adverb *used for emphasizing a negative statement: WHATEVER:no something whatsoever: It had no effect whatsoever.I have no doubt whatsoever.none whatsoever: Are there any problems? None whatsoever.nothing whatsoever: Ross had nothing whatsoever to do with the incident.whatsoeverwhat|so|ev|er 2 [ ,watsou`evər, ,hwatsou`evər ] pronoun VERY FORMALwhatever:The court can give whatsoever it chooses to whomsoever it likes.
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Whatsoever — What so*ev er, pron. & a. Whatever. In whatsoever shape he lurk. Milton. [1913 Webster] Whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do. Gen. xxxi. 16. [1913 Webster] Note: The word is sometimes divided by tmesis. What things soever ye desire. Mark xi. 24 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
whatsoever — index whatever Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
whatsoever — mid 13c., quuat so euere; see WHAT (Cf. what) + SO (Cf. so) + EVER (Cf. ever) … Etymology dictionary
whatsoever — ► ADVERB ▪ at all. ► DETERMINER & PRONOUN archaic ▪ whatever … English terms dictionary
whatsoever — [hwut΄sōer′hwut΄sō ev′ər, wut΄sō ev′ər] pron., adj. whatever: an emphatic form: also Old Poet. whatsoe er [hwut΄sōer′] … English World dictionary
whatsoever — I UK [ˌwɒtsəʊˈevə(r)] / US [ˌwɑtsoʊˈevər] / US [ˌhwɑtsoʊˈevər] adverb * used for emphasizing a negative statement no something whatsoever: It had no effect whatsoever. I have no doubt whatsoever. none whatsoever: Are there any problems? None… … English dictionary
whatsoever — [[t](h)wɒ̱tsoʊe̱və(r)[/t]] ADV: usu with brd neg, n ADV (emphasis) You use whatsoever after a noun group in order to emphasize a negative statement. My school did nothing whatsoever in the way of athletics... I don t think they ll have any idea… … English dictionary
whatsoever — /hwut soh ev euhr, hwot , wut , wot /, pron., adj. (an intensive form of whatever): whatsoever it be; in any place whatsoever. [1200 50; ME, equiv. to what so whatever (OE swa hwaet swa) + ever EVER] * * * … Universalium
whatsoever — adjective /ˌwɒtsəʊˈɛvə/ a) Whatever. “In whatsoever shape he lurk”. (Milton) b) In any way; at all. “Whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do”. (Gen. xxxi. 16) … Wiktionary
whatsoever — /wɒtsoʊˈɛvə/ (say wotsoh evuh) pronoun, adjective intensive form of whatever: whatsoever it be; in any place whatsoever. Also, Poetic, whatsoe er /wɒtsoʊˈɛə/ (say wotsoh air) … Australian English dictionary