Definition of wherever in English:


Line breaks: wher|ever
Pronunciation: /wɛːrˈɛvə


  • 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.


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


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  • In every case when: use wholegrain 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.


or wherever

informal Or any similar place: they need to keep in touch with their editors in New York or Washington 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.


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