American English

Definition of where adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1in or to what place or situation Where do you live? I wonder where they will take us. 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. 2used 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. 3the place or situation in which We then moved to Chicago, where we lived for six years.
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