[ els-hwair, -wair ]
/ ˈɛlsˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər /


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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/ (ˌɛlsˈwɛə) /


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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