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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In Japan, as elsewhere, smoking is gradually tapering off. Yuri Kageyama, The Seattle Times, "Philip Morris woos puff-happy Japan for post-smoking era," 23 Oct. 2018 Of the 25 people killed, 12 were from Ahvaz and the rest from elsewhere in Khuzestan. Fox News, "Iran holds funerals for victims of terror attack in Ahvaz," 24 Sep. 2018 By contrast, the Southern Europeans in the Hungarian cemetery seemed to have arrived there from elsewhere, much as the Longobards had. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Using Medieval DNA to track the barbarian spread into Italy," 14 Sep. 2018 The league also attracted owners from elsewhere: Chinese internet firm NetEase acquired a franchise in Shanghai, while respected e-sports groups the Immortals and Cloud9 snapped up clubs in LA and London. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Why competitive gaming is starting to look a lot like professional sports," 27 July 2018 In the Washington area, as elsewhere, package theft is a significant problem. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Police see big trash bag dragged on Capitol Hill, ask questions, make arrest," 11 July 2018 And since marijuana cannot legally be imported from elsewhere, that leaves the state significantly short of Hunt’s 290,000-pound estimate of demand in a mature Massachusetts market. Dan Adams, BostonGlobe.com, "The hidden, high-tech world of communications at Fenway Park," 10 July 2018 Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Voted on Trump's Asylum Reform From Her Hospital Bed," 23 Dec. 2018 Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Sarah Kliff, Vox, "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery for malignant lung growths," 21 Dec. 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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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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