The place in which something happens.
(used interrogatively, in either a direct or indirect question) At what place; to what place; what place.
In what situation.
Where would we be without our parents?
The place in which.
He lives within five miles of where he was born.
While on the contrary; although; whereas.
Where Susy has trouble coloring inside the lines, Johnny has already mastered shading.
At or in which place or situation.
He is looking for a house where he can have a complete office.
To which place or situation.
The snowbirds travel where it is warm.
Their job is to go where they are called.
In a position, case, etc., in which.
Where no provision under this Act is applicable, the case shall be decided in accordance with the customary pratices.
Origin: From wher, quher, from hwær, from hwar, from kʷo-. Cognate with quhare, wêr, waar, wo, hvor, hvar; related to hwa. More at who.
at or in what place; hence, in what situation, position, or circumstances; -- used interrogatively
at or in which place; at the place in which; hence, in the case or instance in which; -- used relatively
to what or which place; hence, to what goal, result, or issue; whither; -- used interrogatively and relatively; as, where are you going?
Origin: [See Whether.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hwār, adv. and conj. at which place, at what place? to what place, to which place? (Shak.) whence, whereas: wherever.—n. (Shak.) situation, place.—adv. and conj. Whereabout′, about which, about where: near what?—also Where′abouts.—n. Where′abouts, one's present place.—conjs. Whereagainst′ (Shak.), against which; Whereas′, as or on account of which: since: when in fact: where.—advs. and conjs. Whereat′, at which: at what? Whereby′, by which; Where′fore, for which reason: for what reason? why?—n. the cause.—advs. and conjs. Wherefrom′, whence; Wherein′, in which respect: in what? Whereinsoev′er, in whatever place or respect; Whereinto (hwār-in′tōō, -in-tōō′), into what? into which.—n. Where′ness, state of having place or position.—advs. and conjs. Whereof′, of which: of what? Whereon′, on which: on what? Whereout′, out of which; Where′so, Wheresoe'er′, Wheresoev′er, in what place soever: (Shak.) whencesoever; Wherethrough′, through which; Whereto′, to which: to what? Whereun′der, under which; Whereuntil′ (Shak.), whereunto; Whereunto′, Whereun′to, whereto: for what purpose? Whereupon′, upon or in consequence of which; Where'er′, Wherev′er, at whatever place; Wherewith′, Wherewithal′, with which? with what.—Where away? (naut.), a query uttered by the officer of the deck as to the direction of an object sighted by the lookout.—The wherewith, wherewithal, means. [A.S. hwǽr, hwár; from stem of who. Cf. There.]
A specific known place or location.
We always know where everything is.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'where' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #151
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'where' in Written Corpus Frequency: #111
Rank popularity for the word 'where' in Adverbs Frequency: #21
The numerical value of where in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of where in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5