Where

Definition of Where

adv.1.
1.At or in what place; hence, in what situation, position, or circumstances; - used interrogatively.
God called unto Adam, . . . Where art thou?
- Gen. iii. 9.
2.At or in which place; at the place in which; hence, in the case or instance in which; - used relatively.
She visited that place where first she was so happy.
- Sir P. Sidney.
Where I thought the remnant of mine age
Should have been cherished by her childlike duty.
- Shak.
Where one on his side fights, thousands will fly.
- Shak.
But where he rode one mile, the dwarf ran four.
- Sir W. Scott.
3.To what or which place; hence, to what goal, result, or issue; whither; - used interrogatively and relatively; as, where are you going?
But where does this tend?
- Goldsmith.
Lodged in sunny cleft,
Where the gold breezes come not.
- Bryant.
The star . . . stood over where the young child was.
- Matt. ii. 9.
The Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
- Matt. viii. 20.
Within about twenty paces of where we were.
- Goldsmith.
Where did the minstrels come from?
- Dickens.
Where away
(Naut.) in what direction; as, where away is the land?
conj.1.Whereas.
n.1.Place; situation.
Finding the nymph asleep in secret where.
- Spenser.

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