whom-ever

whomever

[hoom-ev-er]
pronoun
the objective case of whoever: She questioned whomever she met. Whomever she spoke to, she was invariably polite.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see whom, ever

whoever, whomever.
Dictionary.com Unabridged

whoever

[hoo-ev-er]
pronoun, possessive whosever; objective whomever.
1.
whatever person; anyone that: Whoever did it should be proud. Ask whoever is there. Tell it to whomever you like.
2.
no matter who: I won't do it, whoever asks.
3.
who? what person? (used to express astonishment, disbelief, disdain, etc.): Whoever is that? Whoever told you such a thing?

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English; see who, ever

whoever, whomever.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To whom-ever
Collins
World English Dictionary
whoever (huːˈɛvə)
 
pron
1.  any person who; anyone that: whoever wants it can have it
2.  no matter who: I'll come round tomorrow, whoever may be here
3.  an intensive form of who, used in questions: whoever could have thought that?
4.  informal an unknown or unspecified person: give those to John, or Cathy, or whoever

whomever (huːmˈɛvə)
 
pron
the objective form of whoever: I'll hire whomever I can find

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

whoever
late O.E. hwa efre.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Related Searches
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;