[hwair-ev-er, wair-]
in, at, or to whatever place.
in any case or condition: wherever it is heard of.
where? (used emphatically): Wherever did you find that?

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hwǣr ǣfre. See where, ever

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wherever (wɛərˈɛvə)
1.  at, in, or to every place or point which; where: wherever she went, he would be there
2.  (subordinating) in, to, or at whatever place: wherever we go the weather is always bad
3.  no matter where: I'll find you, wherever you are
4.  informal at, in, or to an unknown or unspecified place: I'll go anywhere to escape: London, Paris, or wherever
5.  an intensive form of where, used in questions: wherever can they be?

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Word Origin & History

c.1275, ware euere, from where + ever.
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Example sentences
Before proceeding to the next paragraph, let your mind wander wherever it wants
  to go.
Wherever you go, be on the lookout for humor you can incorporate into your
Electrical conduit should run inside the counter, rather than through the block
  cells, wherever possible.
Each ring contains a fingerprint of the water chemistry wherever the fish swam
  on a given day.
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