Definition of When

  • (adv.) At what time; -- used interrogatively.
  • (adv.) At what time; at, during, or after the time that; at or just after, the moment that; -- used relatively.
  • (adv.) While; whereas; although; -- used in the manner of a conjunction to introduce a dependent adverbial sentence or clause, having a causal, conditional, or adversative relation to the principal proposition; as, he chose to turn highwayman when he might have continued an honest man; he removed the tree when it was the best in the grounds.
  • (adv.) Which time; then; -- used elliptically as a noun.

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