wher·​ev·​er | \ (h)wer-ˈe-vər How to pronounce wherever (audio) , (ˌ)(h)wər- \

Definition of wherever

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : at, in, or to any or all places that thrives wherever he goes
2 : in any circumstance in which wherever it is possible, we try to help



Definition of wherever (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : where in the world wherever did you get that tie
2 : anywhere at all explore northward or wherever— Bernard De Voto

Examples of wherever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb When brothe, Isaiah stepped forward in the NCAA tournament, Evan embraced a more complementary role, filling the gaps wherever he was needed. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, "USC’s Evan Mobley declares for NBA draft with NFT," 16 Apr. 2021 Like a word that starts with a K, slide whistles add comedy wherever they are found. Bethy Squires, Vulture, "Tooning Out the News Won Late Night This Week," 16 Apr. 2021 Without a doubt, 5G’s speed, capacity and coverage will enable businesses to improve collaboration and productivity wherever work happens. Forbes, "Where Will 5G Make A Significant Impact For Big Business?," 15 Apr. 2021 Dyson hot tools can be found wherever Dyson products are sold, including Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "Best Dyson hair tools and hot tools of 2021," 13 Apr. 2021 The Taliban have little incentive not to seek out their enemies wherever they might be found and use whatever means -- or allies -- to do so. David A. Andelman, CNN, "Biden is making a major mistake on Afghanistan," 13 Apr. 2021 But the switch should be relatively easy for baseball, which moves the event each year anyway and presents its World Series on the fly wherever it's been earned. Editorial Board, Star Tribune, "Sports has a place in politics," 7 Apr. 2021 Its archive is available on Spotify, Apple, and wherever else podcasts are found. Christian Holub, EW.com, "Game of Thrones is getting a monthlong 10th-anniversary celebration on HBO," 5 Apr. 2021 Then all the underclassmen who could have gone to NBA draft or to the transfer portal or wherever decided to stay at Baylor for one more year. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, "Baylor, Houston’s redemption journeys collide in first Final Four game between 2 Texas teams," 2 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of wherever


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wherever was in the 13th century

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“Wherever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wherever. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wherever

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: at, in, or to any place that
: in any situation in which : at any time that



English Language Learners Definition of wherever (Entry 2 of 2)

: in what place
: in, at, or to any place


wher·​ev·​er | \ hwer-ˈev-ər How to pronounce wherever (audio) , wer- \

Kids Definition of wherever

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : where in the world Wherever have you been?
2 : any place at all Just put it wherever.



Kids Definition of wherever (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : at, in, or to whatever place We can have lunch wherever you like.
2 : in any situation in which : at any time that I help wherever possible.

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