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The Collaborative Dictionary

Wherewith \Where*with"\, adv. [1913 Webster]
With which; -- used relatively. [1913 Webster] The love wherewith thou hast loved me. --John xvii.
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With what; -- used interrogatively. [1913 Webster] Wherewith shall I save Israel? --Judg. vi.
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Wherewith \Where*with"\, n. The necessary means or instrument. [1913 Webster] So shall I have wherewith to answer him. --Ps. cxix.
[1913 Webster] The wherewith to meet excessive loss by radiation. --H. Spencer. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wherewith adv : out of, or by means of which; "tools wherewith to scrape the windshield of my car" [syn: wherewithal]



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  1. Out of which; by means of which.
    Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem


  1. With which; with what.
    Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?
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