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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Two years ago, our solar system received an unexpected visitor from elsewhere in the galaxy. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Earth Was Hit by an Interstellar Asteroid Years Ago, Scientists Claim," 17 Apr. 2019 But Sub Pop signed bands from elsewhere, too, which weren’t grunge—bands like the Afghan Whigs or Red Red Meat. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Talking to Rebecca Gates of the Spinanes, as Manos—a Lost ’90s Indie Rock Classic—Gets a Deluxe Reissue," 5 Dec. 2018 Coachella 2019 might have just kicked off, but Bella Hadid and The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, are on a romantic vacation elsewhere. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid & The Weeknd Avoid Coachella 2019 By Taking a Romantic Vacation Instead," 13 Apr. 2019 But like handwriting, the text in TextEdit must ultimately go elsewhere to end up in front of an audience, whether that's in a photo to upload to Instagram or a series of Tweets. Rachel Z. Arndt, Popular Mechanics, "Why You Should Ditch Microsoft Word for NotePad," 8 Mar. 2019 Lots of news this week about the development of rocket engines in the United States, South Korea, and elsewhere. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: SpaceX gets Moon launches, South Korean rocket, BE-4 wins," 28 Sep. 2018 And our thoughts and prayers go to the people in the Carolinas and elsewhere. Fox News, "Rudy Giuliani reacts to Paul Manafort's plea deal," 14 Sep. 2018 To be sure, Cairo society, international art dealers, collectors, and academics from Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East are here. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Can Egypt Convince the World That It Is Starting Over?," 19 Mar. 2019 Other markets in mainland China and elsewhere have surged far more in 2019—but only after crashing late last year. Kevin Kingsbury, WSJ, "Cream of the Crop: Why New Zealand’s Stock Market Is Breaking Records," 7 Mar. 2019

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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 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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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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