which

1. pronoun /ʍɪʧ,wɪʧ,ʍɪʧ/
Who; whom; what (of those mentioned or implied)

He walked by a door with a sign which read: PRIVATE OFFICE.

2. noun /ʍɪʧ,wɪʧ,ʍɪʧ/
An occurrence of the word which.

The ofs and the whiches have thrown our prose into a hundred-years sleep.


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  • Which — Which, pron. [OE. which, whilk, AS. hwilc, hwylc, hwelc, from the root of hw[=a] who + l[=i]c body; hence properly, of what sort or kind; akin to OS. hwilik which, OFries. hwelik, D. welk, G. welch, OHG. wel[=i]h, hwel[=i]h, Icel. hv[=i]l[=i]kr,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Which — which  Unix утилита, отображающая полный путь к указанным командам или сценариям. Содержание 1 Описание 2 Опции 3 Пример использования …   Википедия

  • which — which  Unix утилита, отображающая полный путь к указанным командам или сценариям. Содержание 1 Описание 2 Опции 3 Пример использования …   Википедия

  • which — [ wıtʃ, hwıtʃ ] function word *** Which can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by a noun): Which color do you like best? as a pronoun (without a following noun): Choose any card it doesn t matter which. (introducing a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Which — Voir « which » sur le Wiktionnaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • which — W1S1 [wıtʃ] determiner, pron [: Old English; Origin: hwilc] 1.) used to ask or talk about one or more members of a group of people or things, when you are uncertain about it or about them ▪ Which book are you looking for? ▪ Which are the most… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • which — 1. For the choice between that and which, see that 3. It is especially important that which, not that, should be used in so called non restrictive clauses giving additional rather than essential information: A new edition of the book, which has… …   Modern English usage

  • Which — is an English relative pronoun and interrogative pronoun.Which may also refer to: *Which?, a UK charity and its magazine *which (Unix), a Unix command See also * English relative clauses, for discussion of when to use which and when to use that… …   Wikipedia

  • which — O.E. hwilc (W.Saxon) which, short for hwi lic of what form, from P.Gmc. *khwilikaz (Cf. O.S. hwilik, O.N. hvelikr, Swed. vilken, O.Fris. hwelik, M.Du. wilk, Du. welk, O.H.G. hwelich, Ger. welch, Goth. hvileiks …   Etymology dictionary

  • which — which; which·ev·er; which·so·ev·er; …   English syllables

  • Which? — trademark a British magazine that tests products made by different companies and provides reports on them to help people decide which one to buy. There is a similar magazine in the US called Consumer Reports …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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