When meaning

wĕn, hwĕn
At what time.

When will we leave?

adverb
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Whereas; although.

She stopped short when she ought to have continued.

conjunction
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When describes a point in time, and the circumstances under which something occurred.

An example of when is the time at which you go to the store.

adverb
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At the time that.

In the spring, when the snow melts.

conjunction
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As soon as.

I'll call you when I get there.

conjunction
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When is defined as information such as what time, what point or an alternative.

An example of when is the point in time that the runners started running.

conjunction
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The time or date.

Have they decided the where and when?

noun
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At which.

A time when people must speak out.

conjunction
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Which time.

We came a week ago, since when we've been very busy.

pronoun
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The time or moment (of an event)

The when and where of his arrest.

noun
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During the time at which; while.

When I was young, I was sick all the time.

conjunction
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Considering that; if.

How can he get good grades when he won't study?

conjunction
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What or which time.

Since when has this been going on?

pronoun
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At what time?

When did they leave? he asked when he should go.

adverb
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At an earlier time and under different, often less favorable, circumstances.

I knew him when.

adverb
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On what occasion or under what circumstances?

When do you double the final consonant?

adverb
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At what point?

When shall I stop pouring?

adverb
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As soon as.

The runners started when the gun went off.

conjunction
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At whatever time; whenever.

She smiles when you praise her.

conjunction
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Although; while on the contrary.

To complain when there's no reason to do so.

conjunction
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If; considering the fact that.

How can he help when they won't let him?

conjunction
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At what time or point.

They told us when to eat.

conjunction
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At the time that.

When we were at college.

conjunction
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What time.

Until when will you stay?

pronoun
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(interrogative) Used to introduce questions about time.

When will they arrive?

adverb
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Used to introduce indirect questions about time.

Do you know when they arrived?

Do you know when they will arrive?

Do you know when they arrive?

adverb
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At an earlier and less prosperous time.

He's mister high and mighty now, but I remember him when.

adverb
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They were told when to sleep.

conjunction
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At such time as.

I'm happiest when I'm working.

conjunction
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As soon as.

I'll do it when I get the time.

conjunction
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At a time in the past,

It was raining when I came yesterday.

conjunction
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(interrogative) What time; which time.

Since when do I need your permission?

pronoun
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The time.

A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where, the why and the how.

noun
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That's enough, a command to stop adding something, especially an ingredient of food or drink.
interjection
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Whenever.

When the wind blows, all the doors rattle.

conjunction
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At or during the time that.

Where were you on the night when the murder took place?

pronoun
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Origin of when

From Middle English when(ne), whan(ne), from Old English hwenne, hwænne, hwonne (“when"), from Proto-Germanic *hwannÄ“ (“at what time, when"), from Proto-Indo-European *kÊ·o-, *kÊ·i- (“interrogative base"). Cognate with Dutch wanneer (“when") and wen (“when, if"), German wann (“when") and wenn (“when, if"), Gothic 𐍈𐌰𐌽 (Æ•an, “when, how"), Latin quandō (“when"). More at who.