Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

conj. - In case that. Used when talking about something that might happen or be true, or might have happened.

Usage examples (7)
  • But if she would consent, —if she did love me well enough, —I should marry her.
  • Ah! if I could, ’ thought the poor friar: ‘if I could but engage in this cause my brethren here and at Milan!
  • Ay, I must put my shoulder to the wheel if Jekyll will but let me, ” he added, “if Jekyll will only let me.
  • One obstacle would be removed if you would give your consent, —if you would be willing to think of her as a daughter-in-law. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.