Which

Definition of Which

pron.1.
1.Of what sort or kind; what; what a; who.
And which they weren and of what degree.
- Chaucer.
2.A interrogative pronoun, used both substantively and adjectively, and in direct and indirect questions, to ask for, or refer to, an individual person or thing among several of a class; as, which man is it? which woman was it? which is the house? he asked which route he should take; which is best, to live or to die? See the Note under What, pron., 1.
Which of you convinceth me of sin?
- John viii. 46.
3.A relative pronoun, used esp. in referring to an antecedent noun or clause, but sometimes with reference to what is specified or implied in a sentence, or to a following noun or clause (generally involving a reference, however, to something which has preceded). It is used in all numbers and genders, and was formerly used of persons.
And when thou fail'st - as God forbid the hour! -
Must Edward fall, which peril heaven forfend!
- Shak.
God . . . rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
- Gen. ii. 2.
Our Father, which art in heaven.
- Matt. vi. 9.
The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
- 1 Cor. iii. 17.
4.A compound relative or indefinite pronoun, standing for any one which, whichever, that which, those which, the . . . which, and the like; as, take which you will.
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
- James ii. 7.
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