Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Adverb: why  wI
  1. Question word; what is the reason
    "why are you here?";
    - how come
Noun: why (whys)  wI
  1. The cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase 'the whys and wherefores'
    - wherefore [archaic]

Sounds like: whistt, why

Derived forms: whys

Type of: ground, reason

Encyclopedia: Why, Why, Why