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Definitions of why:

part of speech: noun

The reason or cause.

part of speech: interrogative adverb

For which or for what reason or cause; wherefore; used emphatically, as, " why, no- the day had broke before we parted"; used as a substantive, as, " we examine the why of things.".

part of speech: adverb

For what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; for which; on account of which.

part of speech: adverb

For what cause or reason? on which account: wherefore.

Usage examples for why:

  • And I know why "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers
  • Why did you not tell me so?" "The Vicar of Wrexhill", Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  • Why you don't say! "Roughing it in the Bush", Susanna Moodie
  • Why did Florette not come? "Tom Slade with the Boys Over There", Percy K. Fitzhugh
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