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 Why not to Horace’s longtime friend and patron Gaius Maecenas, or to someone mentioned elsewhere in his oeuvre? Gregory Hays, The New York Review of Books, "Horace’s How-To," 27 May 2020 Ingrid Reyes, 26, Mardo's sister, lives elsewhere in the neighborhood and has stayed healthy. Anchorage Daily News, "Latinos shoulder heavy burden because of crowded housing, essential jobs," 26 May 2020 John Ratcliffe has never served in the military, never served overseas in a government post, and never worked in a White House or elsewhere in Washington as part of the intelligence community or the Justice Department. Garrett M. Graff, Wired, "Trump's New Intelligence Chief Spells Trouble," 26 May 2020 According to the Nikkei, Renault and Nissan are looking at shared production facilities elsewhere in Europe, as well as South America and Southeast Asia. Charles Riley, CNN, "Renault and Nissan are desperate for help. The alliance Carlos Ghosn built could be their only hope," 25 May 2020 Under the plan Beijing introduced this week, China’s national legislature intends to align Hong Kong’s local legal system more closely with the domestic security laws that apply elsewhere in China. James T. Areddy, WSJ, "China’s Move to Dismantle Hong Kong’s Autonomy Poses Dilemma for U.S. Policy," 22 May 2020 The heavy rains early in the week also caused flooding elsewhere in the region. CBS News, "Michigan dam failures force 10,000 to evacuate and could leave one city under 9 feet of water," 21 May 2020 Each of Indiana's reopening stages, explained These differences have led Hogsett to slow down reopening, limiting certain activities in Stage 2 that were allowed elsewhere in the state. Ethan May, The Indianapolis Star, "As Gov. Holcomb moves up Stage 3, here's what that means for Marion County," 20 May 2020 But after the fiasco of April's voting process in Wisconsin, and challenges elsewhere in the country, the tradition of voting at designated polling stations on a specific day and during specific hours is receiving renewed scrutiny. Patricia Mcknight, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After April's election difficulties, would a vote-at-home system make more sense for Wisconsin?," 20 May 2020

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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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30 May 2020

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“Elsewhere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elsewhere. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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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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