[els-hwair, -wair]


somewhere else; in or to some other place: You will have to look elsewhere for an answer.

Origin of elsewhere

before 900; Middle English elleswher, Old English elles hwǣr. See else, where
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Examples from the Web for elsewhere

Contemporary Examples of elsewhere

Historical Examples of elsewhere

  • Unlike Mlle. Higbee, she has not the father from Chicago nor elsewhere.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Here, as elsewhere throughout France, all kinds of land tenure are found.

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • "General Thomas has had news that we're driven in elsewhere," said Dick.

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • Life is working here as elsewhere, for some sublime purpose.

  • They may have elsewhere learnt what we have promised not to tell.


    Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld

British Dictionary definitions for elsewhere



in or to another place; somewhere else

Word Origin for elsewhere

Old English elles hwǣr; see else, where
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Word Origin and History for elsewhere

c.1400, elswher, from Old English elles hwær (see else + where).

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