wherever

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From where +‎ ever

Adverb[edit]

wherever (not comparable)

  1. An emphatic form of where.
    Wherever have you been all my life?

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used emphatically, wherever may be two words ("where ever") when used in questions, though the single word "wherever" is also common, especially in US usage.

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Conjunction[edit]

wherever

  1. In or to whatever place; anywhere.
    You can sit wherever you like.
  2. In all places; everywhere.
    Add quotations wherever they are needed.
    I see mistakes wherever I look.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 23, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      If the afternoon was fine they strolled together in the park, very slowly, and with pauses to draw breath wherever the ground sloped upward. The slightest effort made the patient cough.

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