Definitions of who

  1. a United Nations agency to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services
  2. Originally, an interrogative pronoun, later, a relative pronoun also; -- used always substantively, and either as singular or plural. See the Note under What, pron., 1. As interrogative pronouns, who and whom ask the question: What or which person or persons? Who and whom, as relative pronouns ( in the sense of that), are properly used of persons ( corresponding to which, as applied to things), but are sometimes, less properly and now rarely, used of animals, plants, etc. Who and whom, as compound relatives, are also used especially of persons, meaning the person that; the persons that; the one that; whosoever.
  3. One; any; one.
  4. A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.
  5. An interrogative; as, who spoke? a relative, used of persons; a compound relatiye, meaning the person or persons that; as, who crosses this line will suffer.
  6. Both rel. and interrog., always for persons: what person? which person.
  7. Which person or persons; what person? what persons?.
  8. Which or what person.
  9. That.
  10. He, she, or they that.
  11. A relative pron. always referring to persons, and much used in asking questions.
  12. A word which refers to a person; which of many, as, " who is the person who has a right to exercise it?" used interrogatively.

Usage examples for who

  1. Now, then, who is there? – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  2. She isn't the sort of woman who would be content if you only just said you believed her. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. " Yes, I see him," said Patricia; " but who was just like him?" – Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
  4. Who is my mother, Maria? – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  5. No, I don't- who is he? – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  6. I don't care, now, who does. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  7. Who could have come? – A Prairie Infanta by Eva Wilder Brodhead
  8. You see I've always been among people who matter. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  9. It's only you who can help me. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  10. Who will take care of mother? – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  11. Did he know who he was? – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. We do not know who may want you. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  13. But who was Tamburini? – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. It was he who – Muslin by George Moore
  15. And who is that friend? – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  16. Is there one who would not? – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  17. Who would, if I didn't? – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer
  18. " The man- the man who was kind to me- I wish I knew of him," she said. – Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Volume 5. by Gilbert Parker
  19. Who is that coming? – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. And who is Bolivio? – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins