else·​where | \ ˈel(t)s-ˌ(h)wer How to pronounce elsewhere (audio) \

Definition of elsewhere

: in or to another place took my business elsewhere

Examples of elsewhere in a Sentence

The angry customer said he would take his business elsewhere. Elsewhere in the same book she gives another date. The parts are produced elsewhere.
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Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, what the scammers are pitching on Facebook or elsewhere isn't real. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Social media scams skyrocket during the COVID-19 crisis," 23 Oct. 2020 With no senior-season game film to send to college coaches this fall, Scott worries that recruiters might look elsewhere. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "With no fall high school football, how has recruiting been impacted for players with college aspirations?," 21 Oct. 2020 People hoping for something more thorough will have to look elsewhere for now. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Yelp now alerts users to racism at businesses... sort of," 12 Oct. 2020 Look elsewhere for a grisly creature feature — the punishing invaders in this movie are deceptively adorable, fuzzy orbs. Erik Piepenburg, New York Times, "A Guide to New Horror Movies This Month," 7 Oct. 2020 The box became trendy and continues to be as schools teach online and students look elsewhere for meals. Kyle Melnick Washington Post, Star Tribune, "At age 10, he's helping feed people in need in Kansas," 2 Oct. 2020 If Tagovailoa is unavailable for Sunday’s game against the 3-0 Seahawks, the Dolphins (1-2) may have to look elsewhere for a backup quarterback. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, "Dolphins weighing options as Tua Tagovailoa remains sidelined," 1 Oct. 2020 In 2019, the Supreme Court effectively barred federal courts from considering whether partisan gerrymanders are constitutional, so reformers must look elsewhere for a solution. Steve Lem, The Conversation, "Votes cast in November will shape Congress through 2030," 25 Sep. 2020 But the increasing reliance of these actors on these techniques is another sign that operating networks with fake accounts on Facebook and, quite frankly, elsewhere on major social media platforms is getting harder and harder for them. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, "Facebook Busts Russian Disinfo Networks as US Election Looms," 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of elsewhere

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elsewhere

Middle English elleswher, going back to Old English elles hwær — more at else entry 1, where entry 1

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The first known use of elsewhere was before the 12th century

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27 Oct 2020

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“Elsewhere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elsewhere. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of elsewhere

: in or to another place


else·​where | \ ˈels-ˌhwer How to pronounce elsewhere (audio) , -ˌwer \

Kids Definition of elsewhere

: in or to another place If it's not here it must be elsewhere.

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