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 The fully immersive experience is unlike anything elsewhere. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 1 Dec. 2021 German authorities took on the case under the principle of universal jurisdiction, which allows the country to try particularly serious crimes even if they were committed elsewhere and there is no direct link to Germany. NBC News, 30 Nov. 2021 The Tigers have spent elsewhere: trading for Reds catcher Tucker Barnhardt and exercising his $7.5 million option for next season; signing starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez to a five-year, $77 million deal. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 30 Nov. 2021 Reserve outside linebacker Izayah Green-May has decided to transfer from Wisconsin and play his final season elsewhere. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Nov. 2021 At the same time, some communities in the Seattle area and elsewhere have moved to ban them or discussed doing so. Jennifer Peltz, ajc, 30 Nov. 2021 One by one, players who would look good in a 2022 Giants uniform have committed elsewhere, and that includes their former ace, Kevin Gausman, who will pitch at the front of the Blue Jays’ rotation next season. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Nov. 2021 As noted above, cases are already appearing in countries elsewhere, from Canada to Australia, meaning further restrictions could be imminent. Karla Cripps, CNN, 29 Nov. 2021 Though South Africa was the first country to report cases of the variant, experts emphasize that Omicron may have originated elsewhere. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Nov. 2021

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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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3 Dec 2021

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“Elsewhere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elsewhere. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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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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