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.
Recent Examples on the Web Seven years ago, Europe was confronted by another wave of newcomers that included Syrians fleeing a brutal war as well refugees and migrants from South Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere. Washington Post, 27 June 2022 Many countries—including the U.S., U.K. and the EU—have targeted Russian oil and gas exports with sanctions, though Moscow has still managed to sell elsewhere, including to China and India, even benefiting from higher prices on the global market. Robert Hart, Forbes, 27 June 2022 Clearly the government fell short in Heavener, Okla., and elsewhere. WSJ, 27 June 2022 Mackenzie Kelly, District 6 council member, said during the June 16 that attempts to limit the sale of firearms would violate state law, adding that people could simply travel elsewhere in the state to buy a firearm. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 26 June 2022 Chris Pine plays a former special forces soldier forced to find employment elsewhere in this 2022 action drama. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 26 June 2022 The states vowed to protect patients from GOP states that have threatened to ban their residents from seeking abortions elsewhere in response to the high court ruling. Los Angeles Times, 25 June 2022 Marty said that 21 patients were in the waiting room at the center Friday morning and had to be turned away; now, her staff is calling 100 patients currently booked and sending them elsewhere. Sarah Swetlik | Sswetlik@al.com, al, 25 June 2022 Most of its $13 billion cost will help bolster mental health programs and aid schools, which have been targeted in Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida, and elsewhere in mass shootings. Will Weissert, Chron, 25 June 2022 See More

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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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30 Jun 2022

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“Elsewhere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elsewhere. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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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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