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[hwair-ev-er, wair-] /ʰwɛərˈɛv ər, wɛər-/
in, at, or to whatever place.
in any case or condition:
wherever it is heard of.
where? (used emphatically):
Wherever did you find that?
Origin of wherever
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hwǣr ǣfre. See where, ever Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for wherever
  • 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 photographs.
  • 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.
  • wherever you garden, the best defense against cold damage is to choose trees and shrubs that are hardy in your climate zone.
  • Now collaborative learning platforms enable students and teachers to stay connected wherever they are, night and day.
  • Perfect the art of backcountry navigation and wherever you go, there you are.
  • Workers routinely shuttle between industries and cities to wherever jobs are abundant.
  • wherever you had steam coming out of the ground, you could put a steam turbine and you are in business.
  • Generally, they thrive wherever sweet oranges produce good fruit.
British Dictionary definitions for wherever


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

late 13c., ware euere, from where + ever.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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