Where"fore (?), adv.& conj. [Where + for.]

1.

For which reason; so; -- used relatively.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matt. vii. 20.

2.

For what reason; why; -- used interrogatively.

But wherefore that I tell my tale. Chaucer.

Wherefore didst thou doubt? Matt. xiv. 31.

 

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Where"fore, n.

the reason why.

[Colloq.]

 

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