else·where | \ˈel(t)s-ˌ(h)wer \

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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The two companies share service territory in western Connecticut and elsewhere in the state, in addition to areas in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "Connecticut Water: Eversource Pushes 'Misinformation Campaign' In Purchase Attempt," 13 July 2018 The post now has hundreds of replies as people within Middletown and from elsewhere debated immigration, divisive rhetoric and national politics. Shawn R. Beals, Courant Community, "Middletown Republicans Outraged After Drew Calls Chair Racist In Facebook Post," 13 July 2018 Two decades later, far-right populism has caught fire across Europe; in France and elsewhere, a number of politicians have taken anti-immigrant stances. Sean Gregory, Time, "32 Teams Entered, 2 Remain. Your Ultimate Guide to the World Cup Final," 13 July 2018 In manufacturing, for example, China often acts as a processor of intermediate goods imported from elsewhere and then exported again. Molly Jackson, The Christian Science Monitor, "In a US-China trade war, big losers include ... BMW? Taiwan?," 12 July 2018 Everyone borrows from elsewhere, chefs inspire other chefs, remixing ideas and executions with the hope the final product will transcend derivation. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Restaurant Review: Detroit's Empire Kitchen & Cocktails has no clothes," 12 July 2018 For Preston, what’s changed in California and elsewhere is that tenants and activists have simply had enough. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Rent control and tenants’ rights set to be larger political issues in 2018 elections," 11 July 2018 The Wild Boars transfixed people in Thailand and elsewhere after a group of team members, ages 11 to 16, went exploring in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex with Ekapol, 25, after soccer practice June 23. Matt Blomberg, latimes.com, "There's a reason that the soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand was so tough and resilient," 11 July 2018 The split is a rarity in Charlotte and elsewhere, as the trend nationally has been for hospitals and insurance companies to gobble up independent practices. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "A high-profile lawsuit against Atrium Health comes to an end," 6 July 2018

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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, from Old English elles hwær

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

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English Language Learners Definition of elsewhere

: in or to another place


else·where | \ˈels-ˌhwer, -ˌwer\

Kids Definition of elsewhere

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

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a state of commotion or excitement

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