noun[usually with infinitive] (the wherewithal)
- The money or other means needed for a particular purpose: they lacked the wherewithal to payMore example sentences
money, ready money, cash, capital, finance(s), resources, funds, reserves; means, ability, capability• informal dough, bread, loot, the ready, readies, shekels, moolah, the necessary, wad, boodle, dibs, gelt, ducats, rhino, gravy, scratch, stuff, oofAustralian/New Zealand • informal Oscar• informal , • dated splosh, green, tinBritish • dated l.s.d.• archaic pelf
- They don't have the money or the wherewithal to want to slam him on environment.
- All have the wherewithal to pay a premium for the quality of home life York offers.
- A gusher of cash flow is giving businesses the wherewithal to increase their capital outlays.