Whatever Definition

wŏt-ĕvər, wŭt-, hwŏt-, hwŭt-
pronoun
What? which thing, event, circumstance, etc.?: an emphatic interrogative, expressing perplexity or wonder.
Whatever can she mean by that?
Webster's New World
Anything that.
Tell her whatever you like.
Webster's New World
No matter what.
Whatever you may think, he's innocent.
Webster's New World
The amount, portion, or part that.
Take whatever you need from our supply.
Webster's New World
Which thing or things; what.
Whatever does he mean?
American Heritage
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adjective
Of any number or kind; any.
Whatever requests you make will be granted.
American Heritage
Of no matter what type, degree, quality, etc.
To make whatever repairs are needed.
Webster's New World
All of; the whole of.
She applied whatever strength she had left to the task.
American Heritage
Being who it may be.
Whatever man told you that, it is not true.
Webster's New World
Of any kind.
I have no plans whatever.
Webster's New World
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interjection
Used variously to express grudging acknowledgment, indifference, disdain, etc.
Webster's New World
determiner
No matter which; for any.
Whatever choice you make, there will be consequences.
Wiktionary
(relative) Anything that.
Whatever you say is fine with me.
Wiktionary

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