whereby


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where·by

 (wâr-bī′, hwâr-)
conj.
In accordance with which; by or through which.

whereby

(wɛəˈbaɪ)
pron
by or because of which: the means whereby he took his life.
adv
archaic how? by what means?: whereby does he recognize me?.

where•by

(ʰwɛərˈbaɪ, wɛər-)

conj.
1. by what or by which; under the terms of which.
adv.
2. Obs. by what? how?
[1150–1200]
Translations
عن طَريق، بواسِطَة، وفِقا لِ
hvorved
ami által
meî/samkvæmt hverju
čímpomocou čoho
ki bununlaki onun vasıtasıyla

whereby

[wɛəˈbaɪ] ADV (frm) → por lo cual, por donde
the rule whereby it is not allowed to + INFINla regla según or mediante la cual no se permite + infin

whereby

[hwɛərˈbaɪ] adv (formal)par lequel(laquelle)
the system whereby we choose our family doctor → le système par lequel nous choisissons notre médecin de famille

whereby

adv (form) the sign whereby you will recognize himdas Zeichen, an dem or woran Sie ihn erkennen; the rule whereby it is not alloweddie Vorschrift, wonach es verboten ist; a plan whereby the country can be savedein Plan, durch den or wodurch das Land gerettet werden kann

whereby

[wɛəˈbaɪ] adv (frm) → per cui

where

(weə) adverb
(to or in) which place (?). Where are you going (to)?; Do you know where we are?; Where does he get his ideas from?; We asked where to find a good restaurant.
relative pronoun
((to or in) the place) to or in which. It's nice going on holiday to a place where you've been before; This is the town where I was born; It's still where it was; I can't see him from where I am.
ˌwhereaˈbouts adverb
near or in what place(?). Whereabouts is it?; I don't know whereabouts it is.
ˈwhereabouts noun singular or plural
the place where a person or thing is. I don't know his whereabouts.
whereˈas conjunction
when in fact; but on the other hand. He thought I was lying, whereas I was telling the truth.
whereˈby relative pronoun
by which.
ˌwhereuˈpon conjunction
at or after which time, event etc. He insulted her, whereupon she slapped him.
wherˈever relative pronoun
1. no matter where. I'll follow you wherever you may go; Wherever he is he will be thinking of you.
2. (to or in) any place that. Go wherever he tells you to go.
adverb
(also where ever) used in questions or exclamations to express surprise etc. Wherever did she get that hat?
References in classic literature ?
Our lives, our tears, as water, Are spilled upon the ground; God giveth no man quarter, Yet God a means hath found; Though faith and hope have vanished, And even love grows dim; A means whereby His banished Be not expelled from Him!
If this be true (and they affirm it with great confidence) it is much to be wished, that their observations were made public, whereby the theory of comets, which at present is very lame and defective, might be brought to the same perfection with other arts of astronomy.
The first and the mildest course is, by keeping the island hovering over such a town, and the lands about it, whereby he can deprive them of the benefit of the sun and the rain, and consequently afflict the inhabitants with dearth and diseases: and if the crime deserve it, they are at the same time pelted from above with great stones, against which they have no defence but by creeping into cellars or caves, while the roofs of their houses are beaten to pieces.
The Rajah Muda Saffir, tiring of the excuses and delays which Bududreen interposed to postpone the fulfillment of his agreement with the former, whereby he was to deliver into the hands of the rajah a certain beautiful maiden, decided at last to act upon his own initiative.
For at bottom --so he told me --he was actuated by a profound desire to learn among the Christians, the arts whereby to make his people still happier than they were; and more than that, still better than they were.
That young men travel under some tutor, or grave servant, I allow well; so that he be such a one that hath the language, and hath been in the country before; whereby he may be able to tell them what things are worthy to be seen, in the country where they go; what acquaintances they are to seek; what exercises, or discipline, the place yieldeth.
An act whereby a sovereign attests his sense of the
The seeds of my ardour were the sparks from that divine flame whereby more than a thousand have kindled; I speak of the "Aeneid," mother to me and nurse to me in poetry.
In the central blinds of bone, as they stand in their natural order, there are certain curious marks, curves, hollows, and ridges, whereby some whalemen calculate the creature's age, as the age of an oak by its circular rings.
Ah, peradventure my head being distraught by the manifold matters whereunto the confusions of these but late adventured haps and fortunings whereby not I alone nor you alone, but every each of us, meseem- eth --"
These opportunities, therefore, made those men fortunate, and their high ability enabled them to recognize the opportunity whereby their country was ennobled and made famous.
All men can see the tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.