Definitions for: Wherefore


[n] the cause or intention underlying an action or situation esp in the phrase"the whys and wherefores"
[adv] for which reason; "wherefore do I receive this honor?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Where"fore, adv. & conj. [Where + for.]
1. For which reason; so; -- used relatively.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
--Matt. vii.
20.

2. For what reason; why; -- used interrogatively.

But wherefore that I tell my tale. --Chaucer.

Wherefore didst thou doubt? --Matt. xiv.
31.


Where"fore, n.
the reason why. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: wherefor, why

See Also: ground, reason

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