Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. To what place; toward what end.
  • conj. To which.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. To what; to which place, whither?
  • adv. To what end; why?
  • adv. To which.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. To which; -- used relatively.
  • adv. To what; to what end; -- used interrogatively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To what place, point, end, etc.?
  • To which; to whom; whither.

Etymologies

From where +‎ to. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I say you sooth, said the damosel, for ye were this day the best knight of the world, but who should say so now, he should be a liar, for there is now one better than ye, and well it is proved by the adventures of the sword whereto ye durst not set to your hand; and that is the change and leaving of your name.

    Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 2

  • The historian of the contest terms it "the Waterloo among book-battles," whereto "many a knight came far and wide from his retirement, and many an unfledged combatant left his father's castle to partake of the glory of such a contest."

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • Servitor returning to Alaeddin said to him, "An thou require aught else, inform me thereof;" and said the other, "Return a - morn that thou mayest restore them to their stead;" whereto, "I hear and obey," Quoth the Marid and evanished.

    Arabian nights. English

  • If so, whereto from here for those of us who still believe the country has a shot at retaining/regaining the shred of its heritage which is both altruistic and honorable?

    Think Progress » Health Insurance Lobby Leaves The Door Open To Supporting A GOP Repeal Of Health Reform

  • Good, as goodness might be measured in their particular class, hard-working for meagre wages and scorning the sale of self for easier ways, nervously desirous for some small pinch of happiness in the desert of existence, and facing a future that was a gamble between the ugliness of unending toil and the black pit of more terrible wretchedness, the way whereto being briefer though better paid.

    Chapter 6

  • As Emerson saw it, "Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto."

    Tom Morris: Music and Joy

  • Yes | No | Report from ANDREW wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago sometimes your gut tells you whereto go, thanks for the story and hope all is well

    Airforce...1!

  • "Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto."

    Christine Carter, PhD: How Learning Music Can Enhance Kids' Brain Development

  • No whereto my knowledge does it say that you have to agree with any of them.

    OpEdNews - Diary: Going Meatless One Day a Week

  • I fear the issue of the strife, whereto the hosts of

    The Suppliants

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