Whose antonym

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2022whose/huz/USA pronunciation pron.the form of the pronoun who or which used to show that something is owned

Whose antonym


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2022
whose/huz/USA pronunciation pron.

  1. the form of the pronoun who or which used to show that something is owned, appearing before a noun:She is someone whose faith is strong. That's a word whose meaning escapes me.
  2. This word is used in questions to mean "the one or ones belonging to what person or persons'':Whose umbrella is that?
    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2022
    whose (ho̅o̅z),USA pronunciationpron.
  3. (the possessive case ofwhoused as an adjective):Whose umbrella did I take? Whose is this one?
  4. (the possessive case ofwhichused as an adjective):a word whose meaning escapes me; an animal whose fur changes color.
  5. the one or ones belonging to what person or persons:Whose painting won the third prize?
  • bef. 900; Middle English whos, early Middle English hwās; replacing hwas, Old English hwæs, genitive of hwā whoSometimes the phrase of which is used as the possessive of which: Chicago is a city of which the attractions are many or Chicago is a city the attractions of which are many. The use of this phrase can often seem awkward or pretentious, whereas whose sounds more idiomatic:Chicago is a city whose attractions are many.
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::whose /huːz/ determiner
  1. of whom? belonging to whom? used in direct and indirect questions: I told him whose fault it was, whose car is this?
  2. (as pronoun): whose is that?
  3. of whom; belonging to whom; of which; belonging to which: used as a relative pronoun: a house whose windows are brokenEtymology: Old English hwæs, genitive of hwā who and hwæt what
    'whose' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):A - A, a - Ab - Academus - Advaita - Aegisthus - Afrikaner - Ahura Mazda - Ainu - Alcimedon - Alcoholics Anonymous - Aleixandre - Alfur - Algonquian - Amerasian - American Book Award - Amor asteroid - Ancus Marcius - Anderson - Androcles - Anglo-American - Anglo-Saxon - Apelles - Archipenko - Areopagus - Armitage - Artaud - Assur - Aurangzeb - Austin - B - Babel - Balakirev - Baldwin - Beat Generation - Beckett - Beerbohm - abduction - abessive - absolute convergence - abstract space - absurdist - accessory - accountant - accusative - acerose - achievement quotient - acmeism - acoustic - acrocentric

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