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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
be (just) what/who you are looking for
▪ ‘Salubrious’! That’s just the word I was looking for.
the best/greatest etc that/who ever lived (=the best, greatest etc who has been alive at any time)
▪ He’s probably the best journalist who ever lived.
what/how/who etc the fuck
▪ What the fuck do you think you’re doing?
where/how/who etc the heck
▪ Where the heck are we?
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
who were...trying to kid
▪ We thought we could change the world. Just who were we trying to kid?
who/what/why etc do you suppose ... ?
▪ Who on earth do you suppose could have done this?
▪ How do you suppose he got here?
Heaven/God/who/goodness knows!
guess what/you'll never guess who/what etc
he who pays the piper calls the tune
▪ Her benefits were therefore not so much economic as political: he who pays the piper calls the tune.
look who's here!
▪ Well, look who's here! It's Jill and Paul!
look who's talking,
▪ "You need to get more exercise." "Look who's talking!"
show (sb) who's boss
the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo
the one(s) who/that
▪ But in that case Robert was the one who should have stayed.
▪ He wanted to be the one who did the organizing and made the improvements.
▪ I'd said the right thing and she'd buttoned me as the one who signed the cheques.
▪ I was the one who had to take it to my tutor, not them.
▪ Maggie had never been to the big barn before, the one that had looked so imposing from the air.
▪ Of all the proposals, the one that you made is the silliest. 3.
▪ Often, the one who brought it home had soon lost interest in his acquisition.
▪ She's the one who ought to be got rid of.
those who
what should I see but sth/who should appear but sb etc
what the blazes/who the blazes etc
what/how/where/who in God's name
▪ What in God's name is that noise?
what/who/where the dickens ...?
what/who/why etc the devil?
▪ Now what the devil was he to do?
▪ So who the devil are these two engaging, literate, drug-free chatterers sitting down the pub?
▪ What the devil are you getting at?
▪ What the devil does he want?
▪ What the devil have you been doing to yourself?
▪ What the devil was he talking about?
▪ Why the devil do you think I came haring over here?
▪ Why the devil was she so stubborn?
who can say?
▪ It's unlikely that we'll find anything of value there. Still, who can say?
▪ And who can say what will be going on by the time you read these words?
▪ Anyone who can say so clearly just what Derrida is saying, or doing, immediately puts the reader in his debt.
▪ Beyond that, who can say?
▪ But where such stories originated, who can say.
▪ Once the traffic starts to move, who can say what beauty and what truth such people may not bring us?
▪ We're the only ones who can say that and know it's true.
▪ Whether this is ultimately a good or a bad thing, who can say?
who cares?
▪ Am I the only one, he asked himself, who cares anything for Durkin?
▪ Because with so much money, who cares?
▪ Butterflies - who cares? also has its first showing at Kelvingrove - and will run until 20 June.
▪ It is an issue for anyone who cares for the sanctity of human life.
▪ The cisterns run empty by July if we're lucky, and who cares?
▪ The point is that every teacher who cares about being a fine teacher has an identification with these principles.
▪ Who cares if some 19,000 voters in Palm Beach County were effectively disenfranchised?
▪ Who cares? the President replied.
who needs it/them?
▪ Emergency care would be covered for everyone who needs it, as required by law now.
▪ If make-up is not wearable, who needs it?
▪ Men, she thought; who needs them?
▪ Underwood and Carling's tissue types will be stored on computer until they can be matched up with somebody who needs them.
who says?
▪ Who says Tommy and I are still going out?
▪ I know another guide who says she has a different umbrella for every outfit she owns.
▪ Pike, who says his legal past is irrelevant to the business venture, has been reluctant to surrender full control.
▪ She is young but not so young as Chela, who says she is 18 but looks 16 at the most.
▪ This is also the same guys who says so Peter works graveyard shift, huh?
who shall remain nameless
▪ My Lover For I will consider my lover, who shall remain nameless.
who wants ...?
who would have dreamt that ...?
who would have thought?
▪ But who would have thought that a humble human could do these calculations?
▪ That's the only bait I didn't have but, who would have thought that with ice about?
▪ The girl was carrying a latchkey; she let herself into the cabin. ... who would have thought of that?
▪ Yet who would have thought I would talk to myself in this way in these notes? he wrote.
who's counting?
who/what etc do you think?
▪ But what do you think my parents would think if I were to become involved with you?
▪ Cleaving to the bosom of my grieving family? What do you think they're doing?
▪ If I have a son, I think I shall send him. What do you think?
▪ Lady: What do you think is the most important aspect of herself a woman should preserve as she grows older?
▪ Let's see how you rate in that area. What do you think we go in for, here in Perugia?
▪ Q: Speaking of which, what do you think of Frank Gifford?
▪ What do you think of your manager? What do you think of our personnel policies and how they're working?
why/how/who etc indeed?
▪ Actually science depends upon expert witnesses who indeed are not infallible.
▪ And why indeed should gamesmanship not exist in disabled sport when it is rife everywhere else?
▪ Meant especially for Prior Robert, I should hazard, who indeed thinks he chose her and ranks as her proprietor.
▪ The community service that is most interesting is by those who indeed are intellectually productive.
you know who/what
Who wants another beer?
Who was that on the phone?
▪ Oh, now I know who he is!
▪ Ron, who usually doesn't drink alcohol, had two beers.
▪ The talk was given by a man who used to live in Russia.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Who \Who\, pron. [Possess. whose; object. Whom.] [OE. who, wha, AS. hw[=a], interrogative pron., neut. hw[ae]t; akin to OFries. hwa, neut. hwet, OS. hw[=e], neut. hwat, D. wie, neut. wat, G. wer, neut. was, OHG. wer, hwer, neut. waz, hwaz, Icel. hvat, neut., Dan. hvo, neut. hvad, Sw. ho, hvem, neut. hvad, Goth. hwas, fem. hw[=o], neut. hwa, Lith. kas, Ir. & Gael. co, W. pwy, L. quod, neuter of qui, Gr. po`teros whether, Skr. kas. [root]182. Cf. How, Quantity, Quorum, Quote, Ubiquity, What, When, Where, Whether, Which, Whither, Whom, Why.]

  1. Originally, an interrogative pronoun, later, a relative pronoun also; -- used always substantively, and either as singular or plural. See the Note under What, pron., 1. As interrogative pronouns, who and whom ask the question: What or which person or persons? Who and whom, as relative pronouns (in the sense of that), are properly used of persons (corresponding to which, as applied to things), but are sometimes, less properly and now rarely, used of animals, plants, etc. Who and whom, as compound relatives, are also used especially of persons, meaning the person that; the persons that; the one that; whosoever. ``Let who will be President.''

    [He] should not tell whose children they were.

    There thou tell'st of kings, and who aspire; Who fall, who rise, who triumph, who do moan.

    Adders who with cloven tongues Do hiss into madness.

    Whom I could pity thus forlorn.

    How hard is our fate, who serve in the state.

    Who cheapens life, abates the fear of death.

    The brace of large greyhounds, who were the companions of his sports.
    --Sir W. Scott.

  2. One; any; one. [Obs., except in the archaic phrase, as who should say.]

    As who should say, it were a very dangerous matter if a man in any point should be found wiser than his forefathers were.
    --Robynson (More's Utopia).

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hwa "who," sometimes "what; anyone, someone; each; whosoever," from Proto-Germanic *hwas (cognates: Old Saxon hwe, Danish hvo, Swedish vem, Old Frisian hwa, Dutch wie, Old High German hwer, German wer, Gothic hvo (fem.) "who"), from PIE *kwo-, stem of relative and interrogative pronouns (cognates: Sanskrit kah "who, which;" Avestan ko, Hittite kuish "who;" Latin quis/quid "in what respect, to what extent; how, why," qua "where, which way," qui/quae/quod "who, which;" Lithuanian kas "who;" Old Church Slavonic kuto, Russian kto "who;" Old Irish ce, Welsh pwy "who").


n. A person under discussion; a question of which person. pron. 1 (context interrogative pronoun English) What person or people; which person or people (used in a direct or indirect question). 2 (context relative pronoun English) The person or people that.


Who may refer to:

  • Who (pronoun), an English-language pronoun
  • who (Unix), a Unix command
  • Who?, one of the Five Ws in journalism
Who (pronoun)

The pronoun who, in English, is an interrogative pronoun and a relative pronoun, used chiefly to refer to humans.

Its derived forms include whom, an objective form the use of which is now generally confined to formal English; the possessive form whose; and the emphatic form whoever (also whosoever and whom(so)ever; see also -ever).

Who (Unix)

The standard Unix command who displays a list of users who are currently logged into the computer.

The who command is related to the command [[W (Unix)|w]], which provides the same information but also displays additional data and statistics.


WHO is a iHeartMedia radio station broadcasting 50,000 watts on 1040 AM from Des Moines, Iowa with a news/talk format. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. The station can be heard over most of the continental United States during nighttime hours. During daytime hours, its transmitter power and Iowa's flat land (with near-perfect soil conductivity) allows it to be heard in almost all of Iowa, as well as parts of Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin, and South Dakota.

Who (magazine)

Who is a celebrity news and entertainment weekly magazine published in Australia by Pacific Magazines. It was launched as a sister magazine to the United States weekly People, with a name change facilitated because of an existing Australian lad's mag of the same name.

As of March 2013, Who has a circulation of approximately 121,000 and a readership of 473,000.

Usage examples of "who".

An Aberrant whose Aberration made her better than those who despised her.

Those who remained, many of them, were bitten by the Nazi aberrations and attempted to apply them to pure science.

I dreamed that night that she had married a professional gambler, who cut her throat in the course of the first six months because the dear child refused to aid and abet his nefarious schemes.

Most of all I trust to the generosity of the Hathors, who have abetted me so openly thus far.

And now I am a recreant, and he who aided and abetted me in my asseverations of independence remains faithful.

Here was my wife, who had secretly aided and abetted her son in his design, and been the recipient of his hopes and fears on the subject, turning to me, who had dared to utter a feeble protest or two only to be scoffed at, and summarily sat upon, asking if the game was really safe.

That quest was abetted by a sympathetic schoolteacher, Rebecca, who saw in the lad a glimmering hope that occasionally there might be resurrection from a bitter life sentence in the emotionally barren and aesthetically vitiated Kentucky hamlet, and who ultimately seduced him.

I am charged with aiding and abetting his escape it seems to me that I have a right to know who he is.

Poitou, one Geraud Berlai, whom he charged Louis with abetting in depredations against him on the marches of Anjou.

The opposition also maintained that such a practice of raising troops was contrary to the oath of coronation, and that all who subscribed were abettors of perjury.

These observations arose out of a motion made by Lord Bathurst, who had been roughly handled by the mob on Friday, for an address praying that his majesty would give immediate orders for prosecuting, in the most effectual manner, the authors, abettors, and instruments of the outrages committed both in the vicinity of the houses of parliament and upon the houses and chapels of the foreign ministers.

Therefore take my rede, and abide till the Chapmen wend thither from Higham, who ride many in company.

Now he thought that he would abide their coming and see if he might join their company, since if he crossed the water he would be on the backward way: and it was but a little while ere the head of them came up over the hill, and were presently going past Ralph, who rose up to look on them, and be seen of them, but they took little heed of him.

I will now go and skin that troll who went so nigh to slay thee, and break up the carcase, if thou wilt promise to abide about the door of the house, and have thy sword and the spear ready to hand, and to don thine helm and hauberk to boot.

Moreover, thou sayest it that the champions of the Dry Tree, who would think but little of an earl for a leader, are eager to follow me: and if thou still doubt what this may mean, abide, till in two days or three thou see me before the foeman.