wherever

[ hwair-ev-er, wair- ]
/ ʰwɛərˈɛv ər, wɛər- /

conjunction

in, at, or to whatever place.
in any case or condition: wherever it is heard of.

adverb

where? (used emphatically): Wherever did you find that?

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Origin of wherever

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hwǣr ǣfre. See where, ever
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British Dictionary definitions for wherever

wherever
/ (wɛərˈɛvə) /

pronoun

at, in, or to every place or point which; wherewherever she went, he would be there
(subordinating) in, to, or at whatever placewherever we go the weather is always bad

adverb Also: where ever

no matter whereI'll find you, wherever you are
informal at, in, or to an unknown or unspecified placeI'll go anywhere to escape: London, Paris, or wherever
an intensive form of where, used in questionswherever can they be?
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