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Part of speech: Pronoun

Compound relative meaning that which; the thing that; as, have you found what you want? an interrogative; as, what are you doing? an indefinite; as, I do not know what happende.

Part of speech: Adjective

Interrogative; as, what trade does he follow?.

Part of speech: Adverb

How; how much; as, what does it profit? Partly: followed by with; as, what with the cold and what with the darkness we could go no farther.

Part of speech: Conjunction

That; as, there is no doubt but what he will succeed; so far as; as well as.

Usage examples "what":
  • Mrs. Neugass, I- What do you mean? - "Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl", Fannie Hurst.
  • You- What do you mean? - "The Husbands of Edith", George Barr McCutcheon.
  • Don't you know what this is? - "Max", Katherine Cecil Thurston.