|1.||a. in, at, or to what place, point, or position?: where are you going?|
|b. (used in indirect questions): I don't know where they are|
|2.||in, at, or to which (place): the hotel where we spent our honeymoon|
|3.||(subordinating) in the place at which: where we live it's always raining|
|4.||(usually plural) a question as to the position, direction, or destination of something|
|usage It was formerly considered incorrect to use where as a substitute for in which after a noun which did not refer to a place or position, but this use has now become acceptable: we now have a situation where/in which no further action is needed|
Women for Healthcare Education, Reform, and Equity
In addition to the idioms beginning with where, also see close to home (hit where one lives); fools rush in where angels fear to tread; give credit (where credit is due); know where one stands; let the chips fall where they may; not know where to turn; put one's money where one's mouth is; take up where one left off; tell someone where to get off; this is where I came in.