else·​where ˈel(t)s-ˌ(h)wer How to pronounce elsewhere (audio)
: in or to another place
took my business elsewhere

Example Sentences

The angry customer said he would take his business elsewhere. Elsewhere in the same book she gives another date. The parts are produced elsewhere.
Recent Examples on the Web Car supply shortages hurt automakers including Ford, because shoppers were forced to look elsewhere, Vince Palomarez, S&P Global Mobility product manager for loyalty, told the Detroit Free Press. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 27 Feb. 2023 That so many people seem to be considering that, driven to look elsewhere by their prospects in this housing market, should be a big cause for concern, said Adam Guren, an associate professor of economics at Boston University. Andrew Brinker, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Feb. 2023 Blue Origin, by contrast, has looked elsewhere of late. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 21 Feb. 2023 But for most of his childhood, Lawson had to look elsewhere for mentors, naming as his heroes Steve Fossett, Gary Jobson, Bruce Schwab, Rich Wilson, and Dame Ellen MacArthur, who advised him to sail multihulls to get a range of experience. Jaclyn Trop, Robb Report, 16 Feb. 2023 Unsatisfied with answers from the media and government, people look elsewhere for answers, and some step in to fill the gaps. WIRED, 15 Feb. 2023 Buffett refused to participate in a hostile takeover, so Kraft Heinz looked elsewhere but couldn’t find attractive targets. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, 13 Feb. 2023 The 610-pound maximum capacity is decent for most beginner and novice needs, though heavyweight lifters will need to look elsewhere. Men's Health, 10 Feb. 2023 Those hoping to mount a more weighty camera may want to look elsewhere though — the tripod's maximum bearing weight is three pounds. Good Housekeeping, 8 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Elsewhere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elsewhere. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


else·​where ˈels-ˌ(h)we(ə)r How to pronounce elsewhere (audio)
: in or to another place
took my business elsewhere
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