what Definition

  • 1asking for information specifying something
  • 2used to indicate a thing or things that are not known
  • 3used to ask for repetition of something not heard or understood

Using what: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "what" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    What is your name?

  • Example

    What time is it?

  • Example

    What do you want to eat?

  • Example

    I didn't hear what you said.

what Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for what


Summary: what in Brief

The word 'what' [wʌt] is a pronoun used to ask for information, indicate unknown things, or request repetition. It is commonly used in questions like 'What is your name?' and 'What time is it?'

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