What does wherever mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

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. Donald Trump:

    You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.

  2. Diana, Princess of Wales:

    Whoever is in the distress can call me. I will come running wherever they are.

  3. Jonathan Leitch:

    It's almost as if middle distillates are coming out as a byproduct of gasoline, i don't think it's just a European problem. Wherever refineries can, they are running hard.

  4. Lewis S Feuer:

    Wherever a set of alternative possible routes toward achieving a given end presents itself, a student movement will tend to choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence or humiliation directed against the older generation.

  5. Meagan Xydias:

    I feel a connection to those parentssitting there in the ICU or wherever and wanting to know what to do for their babies I get it in a way that I never did before, and hopefully not a lot of people will ever have to.

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Translations for wherever

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  • 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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