1. In some manner or degree; in part; partly; usually followed by with.
- What with singing and joking, the time passed quickly.
- What a pity.
- What a beautiful day!
3. (obsolete) Why?
4. (now rare) Used to introduce each of two coordinate phrases or concepts; both…and.
1. Which; which kind of.
- What shirt are you going to wear?
- What time is it?
- What kind of car is that?
2. How much; how great (used in an exclamation).
- What talent he has!
- What a talent!
1. An expression of surprise or disbelief.
- What! That’s amazing.
2. Response that confirms that the user is paying attention (usually said unhappily).
3. (Britain, colloquial, dated) Is that not true?
- It’s a nice day, what? (sometimes repeated, e.g.: What-what?)
1. (obsolete) Something; thing; stuff.
1. (interrogative) Which thing, event, circumstance, etc.: used interrogatively in asking for the specification of an identity, quantity, quality, etc.
2. (relative, nonstandard) That; which.
3. (relative) That which; those that; the thing that.
- he knows what he wants;