When

Definition of When

adv.1.
1.At what time; - used interrogatively.
When shall these things be?
- Matt. xxiv. 3.
2.At what time; at, during, or after the time that; at or just after, the moment that; - used relatively.
Kings may
Take their advantage when and how they list.
- Daniel.
Book lore ne'er served, when trial came,
Nor gifts, when faith was dead.
- J. H. Newman.
3.While; whereas; although; - used in the manner of a conjunction to introduce a dependent adverbial sentence or clause, having a causal, conditional, or adversative relation to the principal proposition; as, he chose to turn highwayman when he might have continued an honest man; he removed the tree when it was the best in the grounds.
4.Which time; then; - used elliptically as a noun.
I was adopted heir by his consent;
Since when, his oath is broke.
- Shak.
Come hither; mend my ruff:
Here, when! thou art such a tedious lady!
- J. Webster.
When as
at the time that; when.
When as sacred light began to dawn.
- Milton.
When that mine eye is famished for a look.
- Shak.

Related Words

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