Meaning of wherewith in English:


Pronunciation /wɛːˈwɪð/

relative adverb

formal, archaic
  • With or by which.

    ‘the instrumental means wherewith the action is performed’
    • ‘He had been set with one foot in the stocks, which were of wood but bound with iron bands; and in this condition received from without an iron implement, wherewith he contrived to accomplish the most courageous deed upon record.’
    • ‘But if the Salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted?’
    • ‘Their topmost ranks take fire and vaporize or find some other form wherewith to be not of this world.’
    • ‘The Lord Jesus said to believers: ‘Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?’
    • ‘After that He poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith He was girded.’