meaning of why

1. For what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; -- used interrogatively. See the Note under What, pron. , 1.
For which; on account of which; -- used relatively.
The reason or cause for which; that on account of which; on what account; as, I know not why he left town so suddenly; -- used as a compound relative.
A young heifer.
the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores

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