Definition of where adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//weə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wer//
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  1. 1  in or to what place or situation Where do you live? I wonder where they will take us to. Where (= at what point) did I go wrong in my calculations? Where (= in what book, newspaper, etc.) did you read that? Just where (= to what situation or final argument) is all this leading us?
  2. 2  used after words or phrases that refer to a place or situation to mean ‘at, in or to which’ It's one of the few countries where people drive on the left.
  3. 3  the place or situation in which We then moved to Paris, where we lived for six years.
  4. Word OriginOld English hwǣr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch waar and German wo.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: where