where
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR hwâr, IPA: /ʍɛə(ɹ)/, /wɛə(ɹ)/
  • (America) enPR hwâr, IPA: /ʍɛɚ/, /wɛɚ/
Conjunction
  1. While on the contrary; although; whereas.
    • 1595 December 9 (first known performance)​, William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii]:
      And flight and die is death destroying death; / Where fearing dying pays death servile breath.
    • July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises[http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-dark-knight-rises-review-batman,82624/]
      Where the Joker preys on our fears of random, irrational acts of terror, Bane has an all-consuming, dictatorial agenda that’s more stable and permanent, a New World Order that’s been planned out with the precision of a military coup.
    Where Susy has trouble coloring inside the lines, Johnny has already mastered shading.
  2. At or in which place or situation.
    He is looking for a house where he can have a complete office.
    I've forgotten where I was in this book, but it was probably around chapter four.
  3. To which place or situation.
    The snowbirds travel where it is warm.
  4. Wherever.
    Their job is to go where they are called.
  5. (legal) In a position, case, etc., in which.
    Where no provision under this Act is applicable, the case shall be decided in accordance with the customary practices.
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where (not comparable)

  1. Interrogative adverb, used in either a direct or indirect question: at what place; to what place; what place.
    Where are you?
    Where are you going?
    He asked where I grew up.
    1. With the preposition from
    Where did you come from?
  2. In what situation.
    Where would we be without our parents?
  3. (relative) At which, on which.
    That is the place where we first met.
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  • French:
  • German: wo
  • Portuguese: aonde
  • Russian: где
Pronoun
  1. The place in which.
    He lives within five miles of where he was born.
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where (plural wheres)

  1. The place in which something happens.
    A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where, the why and the how.
    • Finding the nymph asleep in secret where
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