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Definitions for wherever
ʰwɛərˈɛv ər, wɛər-wher·ev·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word wherever.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wherever, wheresoeveradverb

    where in the world


  1. whereveradverb

    In or to whatever place; anywhere.

    You can sit wherever you like.

  2. whereveradverb

    In all places; everywhere.

    Add quotations wherever they are needed

  3. whereveradverb


    Wherever have you been, all my life?

  4. whereverconjunction

    In or to all places or situations.

    I see mistakes wherever I look

  5. Etymology: From where + ever.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Whereveradverb

    At whatsoever place.

    Etymology: where and ever.

    Which to avenge on him they dearly vow’d,
    Wherever that on ground they mought him find. Fa. Queen.

    Him serve, and fear!
    Of other creatures, as him pleases best,
    Wherever plac’d, let him dispose. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    Not only to the sons of Abraham’s loins
    Salvation shall be preach’d; but to the sons
    Of Abraham’s faith, wherever through the world. John Milton.

    Where-e’er thy navy spreads her canvas wings,
    Homage to thee, and peace to all she brings. Edmund Waller.

    The climate, about thirty degrees, may pass for the Hesperides of our age, whatever or where-ever the other was. William Temple.

    He cannot but love virtue, wherever it is. Francis Atterbury.

    Wherever he hath receded from the Mosaick account of the earth, he hath receded from nature and matter of fact. John Woodward.

    Wherever William Shakespeare has invented, he is greatly below the novelist; since the incidents he has added are neither necessary nor probable. Shakespeare Illustrated.


  1. wherever

    Wherever is an adverb that refers to any place or location, indicating the absence of specific constraints or limitations regarding the location. It implies that something can happen, be found, or exist at any location or in any circumstance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whereveradverb

    at or in whatever place; wheresoever

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wherever' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4448

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wherever' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2009

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wherever' in Adverbs Frequency: #278

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wherever in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wherever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wherever in a Sentence

  1. Kameshwar Kumar:

    We admitted him wherever we found a bed. It was a nursing home but wasn’t functioning like one. Patients were getting their own oxygen, the hospital was rationing its oxygen supply to patients and my brother was sinking so we were forced to rush him to another hospital but he didn’t make it.

  2. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household.

  3. Eric Buschow:

    There is a flow to this lake, even with that current, wherever she went down, they're confident that that's where she will be found.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Wherever there is somebody else, a war is not far away.

  5. Varshini Prakash:

    A large part of our strategy is to make sure that every candidate hears us wherever they go.

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Translations for wherever

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • أينماArabic
  • onsevulla, onsevulga, onsevolCatalan, Valencian
  • hvor, hvor end, hvor i alverdenDanish
  • wo auch immerGerman
  • οπουδήποτεGreek
  • kie ajnEsperanto
  • adondequieraSpanish
  • [[missä]] [[ikinä]], [[missä]] [[kummassa]], [[missä]] [[vain]], [[missä]] [[ihmeessä]], [[missä]] [[tahansa]]Finnish
  • n'importe où, partout où, là oùFrench
  • ge be àiteScottish Gaelic
  • dovunque, dappertuttoItalian
  • どこでもJapanese
  • ke mana jua, di mana sahaja, di mana jua, ke mana sahaja, di mana-manaMalay
  • waar toch, waar, waar ookDutch
  • onde quer quePortuguese
  • везде́, где, [[где́]] [[бы]] ([[то]]) [[ни́]] [[быть, [[куда́]] [[уго́дно]], повсю́ду, [[где]] [[уго́дно]], [[куда́]] [[бы]] ([[то]]) [[ни́]] [[быть, [[куда́]] [[бы]] [[ни]], [[где́]] [[бы]] [[ни]], кудаRussian
  • gdegod, kudgodSerbo-Croatian
  • ఎక్కడTelugu

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