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 To find woke politics, look wherever there is a shortage of competition. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, 17 May 2022 Loose time travel mechanics send Henry wherever the drama is. Darren Franich, EW.com, 11 May 2022 It is embedded in the everyday and the strategic, wherever your organization is in the life cycle. Pete Hanlon, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Tango is danced wherever there is space -- in the street, in the park or at home. Richard Quest And Joe Minihane, CNN, 27 Apr. 2022 Kardashian has shared pics of the two making out on yachts, in hot tubs, and wherever this is, and Barker is always prepared to defend their handsy public image. Sam Reed, Glamour, 21 Apr. 2022 The Iraqi and Iranian Armies placed them wherever combatants were likely to walk. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2022 In the diaspora, Songkran festivals happen wherever there is a Theravada temple, most notably in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. The Conversation, oregonlive, 12 Apr. 2022 Such mergers should happen most often wherever stellar-mass black holes are most concentrated. Lyndie Chiou, Scientific American, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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“Wherever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wherever. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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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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