Definitions of why:
  • noun:   the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
  • adverb:   question word; what is the reason (`how come' is a nonstandard variant)
    Example: "Why are you here?"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #66501)

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