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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 what·ev·er /hwɑtˈɛvɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 What·ev·er pron. Anything soever which; the thing or things of any kind; being this or that; of one nature or another; one thing or another; anything that may be; all that; the whole that; all particulars that; -- used both substantively and adjectively.
    Whatever fortune stays from his word.   --Shak.
    Whatever Earth, all-bearing mother, yields.   --Milton.
    Whatever be its intrinsic value.   --J. H. Newman.
 Note:Whatever often follows a noun, being used elliptically. “There being no room for any physical discovery whatever [sc. it may be].

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : one or some or every or all without specification; "give me
            any peaches you don't want"; "not any milk is left";
            "any child would know that"; "pick any card"; "any day
            now"; "cars can be rented at almost any airport"; "at
            twilight or any other time"; "beyond any doubt"; "need
            any help we can get"; "give me whatever peaches you
            don't want"; "no milk whatsoever is left" [syn: any(a),