where

where
where [hwer, wer]
adv.
[ME wher < OE hwær, akin to Ger wo & to war- in warum: for IE base see WHAT]
1. in or at what place? [where is the car?]
2. to or toward what place or point? [where did he go?]
3. in what situation or position [where will we be if we lose?]
4. in what respect? [where is she to blame?]
5. from what place or source? [where did you get your information?]
conj.
1. in or at what place [he knows where they are]
2. in or at which place [we came home, where we had dinner]
3. in or at the place or situation in which [he is where he should be]
4. in whatever place, situation, or respect in which [there is never peace where men are greedy]
5.
a) to or toward the place to which [the bus will take you where you're going]
b) to a place in which [she never goes where she's not wanted]
6. to or toward whatever place [go where you please]
7. Informal whereas [a plant needs little attention, where a pet demands a lot]
8. Informal that: used before a noun clause: still objected to by some [I see where the tax rates are going up]
pron.
1. the place or situation in, at, or to which [he lives two miles from where he works]
2. what or which place [where do you come from?]
n.
the place (of an event) [to announce the when and where of the marriage]

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