Definition of wherever in English:

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Pronunciation: /(h)werˈevər/
Pronunciation: /(h)wəˈrevər/

relative adverb

1In or to whatever place (emphasizing a lack of restriction): meet me wherever you like
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  • I'll try and use influences wherever I can, whatever the style.
  • I'm not down on people finding love online, in their local supermarket or at the dogs, wherever, whatever, it's all good.
  • Whatever and wherever you choose to eat, I hope you enjoy your Branson vacation.
1.1In all places; regardless of where: it should be available wherever you go to shop
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  • I read in your FAQ that the blog posts as the Pacific time zone regardless of wherever you might be posting it.
  • Victoria liked the idea of the holiness of the cross watching over her son regardless of wherever he goes in life and whatever he's doing.
  • The stress is on working with materials available locally, wherever they are building.


Used for emphasis instead of “where” in questions, typically expressing surprise or confusion: wherever can he have gone to?


In every case when: use whole grain breakfast cereals wherever possible
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  • Apply the wax in the direction of the wood grain wherever possible and rub it in gently until the color blends with the floor.
  • Although the internet resists regulation, wherever regulation is technically possible, it tends to be pursued.
  • I have made a point of buying organic, wherever possible and making sure that there is always raw fruit and veg on hand.


In formal writing, where ever, in which ever is an intensifier of the question where (as distinct from wherever in the sense of ‘anywhere’) is written as two words: where ever can he have gone? See however (usage) and whatever.


or wherever

informal Or any similar place: they all play in England or Italy or Spain or wherever
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  • Is seeing where everyone else is at this stage something we need to know we are okay where we are or wherever we're headed?
  • It doesn't look as if anyone - in Canberra or London or wherever did much.
  • Rent seeking behavior was a typical feature of the former communist states or wherever there exists high state control.

Words that rhyme with wherever

clever, endeavour (US endeavor), ever, forever, however, howsoever, never, never-never, sever, Trevor, whatever, whatsoever, whenever, whensoever, wheresoever, whichever, whichsoever, whoever, whomever, whomsoever, whosoever

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Syllabification: wher·ev·er

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