when

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[When]

Which time; then; -- used elliptically as a noun.

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At what time; -- used interrogatively.

Adverb
as soon as; "once we are home, we can rest"


adv.
At what time; -- used interrogatively.

adv.
At what time; at, during, or after the time that; at or just after, the moment that; -- used relatively.

adv.
While; whereas; although; -- used in the manner of a conjunction to introduce a dependent adverbial sentence or clause, having a causal, conditional, or adversative relation to the principal proposition; as, he chose to turn highwayman when he might have continued an honest man; he removed the tree when it was the best in the grounds.

adv.
Which time; then; -- used elliptically as a noun.


When

When , adv. [OE. when, whan, whenne, whanne, AS. hw'91nne, hwanne, hwonne; akin to OS. hwan, OD. wan, OHG. wanne, G. wann when, wenn if, when, Goth. hwan when, and to E. who. . See Who.] 1. At what time; -- used interrogatively.
When shall these things be?
&hand; See the Note under What, pron., 1. 2. At what time; at, during, or after the time that; at or just after, the moment that; -- used relatively.
Kings may Take their advantage when and how they list.
Book lore ne'er served, when trial came, Nor gifts, when faith was dead.
3. While; whereas; although; -- used in the manner of a conjunction to introduce a dependent adverbial sentence or clause, having a causal, conditional, or adversative relation to the principal proposition; as, he chose to turn highwayman when he might have continued an honest man; he removed the tree when it was the best in the grounds. 4. Which time; then; -- used elliptically as a noun.
I was adopted heir by his consent; Since when, his oath is broke.
&hand; When was formerly used as an exclamation of surprise or impatience, like what!
Come hither; mend my ruff: Here, when! thou art such a tedious lady!
When as, When that, at the time that; when. [Obs.]
When as sacred light began to dawn.
When that mine eye is famished for a look.

At what time; -- used interrogatively.

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Usage Examples

'Aladdin' was probably my favorite Disney animation when I was a kid. The animation was great and Robin Williams was unbelievable as the Genie. 'Aladdin' was an amazing adventure and the lead character was a hero for guys, which I loved. It wasn't a princess or a girl beating the odds it was a street rat. That seemed really cool to me.

A city building, you experience when you walk a suburban building, you experience when you drive.

'Untitled' is a time machine that can transport you to 1992, an edgy moment when the art world was crumbling, money was scarce, and artists like Tiravanija were in the nascent stages of combining Happenings, performance art, John Cage, Joseph Beuys, and the do-it-yourself ethos of punk. Meanwhile, a new art world was coming into being.

'I Know You Care' is about my dad. And I haven't seen him for a long, long time. And my parents divorced when I was really young. And I guess I just wanted a - it was my way of saying that I wasn't bitter or angry anymore. I was just sad and just felt like something was missing.

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

A bland smile is like a green light at an intersection, it feels good when you get one, but you forget it the moment you're past it.

A common misconception is that the costs of health care are cheaper in rural America, when in fact the reality is that they are more expensive and more difficult to access.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.

'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.

'Get a Job' is about all the rich kids we knew when we were younger, kids who never had jobs but always had money for partying or getting their hair done.

'Not again!' I thought to myself this morning, as news trickled out that John McCain was set to pick Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Not again, because too often women are promoted for the wrong reasons, and then blamed when things don't go right.

A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.

A brain is a society of very small, simple modules that cannot be said to be thinking, that are not smart in themselves. But when you have a network of them together, out of that arises a kind of smartness.

A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.

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