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Definition: When as
, adv. [OE. when, whan, whenne, whanne, AS.
hw[ae]nne, hwanne, hwonne; akin to OS. hwan, OD. wan, OHG.
wanne, G. wann when, wenn if, when, Goth. hwan when, and to
E. who. ????. See Who
1. At what time; -- used interrogatively.
When shall these things be? --Matt. xxiv.
Note: See the Note under What
, pron., 1.
2. At what time; at, during, or after the time that; at or
just after, the moment that; -- used relatively.
Take their advantage when and how they list.
Book lore ne'er served, when trial came,
Nor gifts, when faith was dead. --J. H.
3. 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
4. Which time; then; -- used elliptically as a noun.
I was adopted heir by his consent;
Since when, his oath is broke. --Shak.
Note: When was formerly used as an exclamation of surprise or
impatience, like what!
Come hither; mend my ruff:
Here, when! thou art such a tedious lady! --J.
, When that
, at the time that; when. [Obs.]
When as sacred light began to dawn. --Milton.
When that mine eye is famished for a look. --Shak.