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].
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),