Meaning of WHO in English

/ huː; NAmE / pronoun


used in questions to ask about the name, identity or function of one or more people :

Who is that woman?

I wonder who that letter was from.

Who are you phoning?

Who's the money for?


used to show which person or people you mean :

The people who called yesterday want to buy the house.

The people (who) we met in France have sent us a card.


used to give more information about sb :

Mrs Smith, who has a lot of teaching experience at junior level, will be joining the school in September.

And then Mary, who we had been talking about earlier, walked in.

—compare whom


- who am I, who are you, etc. to do sth?

- who's who



Old English hwā , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wie and German wer .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.