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wherever

adverb wher·ev·er \ hwer-ˈe-vər , wer- , (ˌ)(h)wər- \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of wherever

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

Recent Examples of wherever from the Web

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First Known Use of wherever

13th century


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wherever

conjunction

Definition of wherever

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

First Known Use of wherever

14th century



WHEREVER Defined for English Language Learners

wherever

adverb

Definition of wherever for English Language Learners

  • : in what place

  • : in, at, or to any place


wherever

conjunction

Definition of wherever for English Language Learners

  • : at, in, or to any place that

  • : in any situation in which : at any time that


WHEREVER Defined for Kids

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wherever

adverb wher·ev·er \ hwer-ˈev-ər , wer- \

Definition of wherever for Students

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

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wherever

conjunction

Definition of wherever for Students

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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