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I grew up in Delhi, where there are no Parsis. But once I came to Mumbai, I realised how quirky Parsis are.
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Meaning of "where" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WHERE

Old English hwǣr, hwār( a); related to Old Frisian hwēr, Old Saxon, Old High German hwār, Old Norse, Gothic hvar.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WHERE

where  [wɛə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHERE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Where can act as a noun and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES WHERE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Where

Where may refer to: ▪ Where?, in journalism, one of the Five Ws ▪ Where, a database language clause ▪ Where.com, a provider of location-based applications via mobile phones...

Definition of where in the English dictionary

The first definition of where in the dictionary is in, at, or to what place, point, or position?. Other definition of where is in, at, or to which. Where is also in the place at which.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHERE

whenwe
where it´s at
where one lives
where someone is coming from
where´er
whereabout
whereabouts
whereafter
whereas
whereat
whereby
wherefor
wherefore
wherefores
wherefrom
wherein
whereinsoever
whereinto
whereness
whereof

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHERE

adhere
all there
anywhere
atmosphere
biosphere
blogosphere
elsewhere
everywhere
hemisphere
here
here and there
look here
nowhere
out there
so there
somewhere
sphere
stratosphere
there
this here

Synonyms and antonyms of where in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «where» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHERE

Find out the translation of where to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of where from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «where» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

什么地方
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dónde
570 millions of speakers

English

where
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जहां
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَيْنَ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

где
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

onde
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোথায়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Di mana
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wo
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

どこに
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

어디에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngendi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ở đâu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எங்கே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुठे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nerede
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dove
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gdzie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

куди
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

unde
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

waar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

var
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

der
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of where

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHERE»

The term «where» is very widely used and occupies the 446 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHERE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «where» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «where» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about where

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10 QUOTES WITH «WHERE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word where.
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Ami Ayalon
A captain who does not know where he wants to sail, there is no wind on Earth that will bring him there.
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Julian Baggini
Science works because the phenomenon being described can be relied on to remain the same. Even in quantum physics, where phenomena are changed by observation, the way in which observation interferes is regular and falls within a limited range of possibilities. Human culture, however, has the nasty habit of never staying the same for very long.
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Kurt Braunohler
My parents got divorced when I was 2, so I have this weird thing where I have 8 brothers and sisters, but I am also an only child.
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Cyrus Broacha
I grew up in Delhi, where there are no Parsis. But once I came to Mumbai, I realised how quirky Parsis are.
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Jake Busey
I'm purely most happy on a film or television set. That's where I feel I am home.
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Morris Chestnut
I've been in a situation where I was after the money.
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Billy Corgan
There's a lot of days where you feel forgotten.
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Andrea Corr
I love watching people, and that's what I do; just go for a walk at about 4 o'clock, and go down a busy street, where you see people coming out of school and you get a glimpse of their lives, what they're talking about.
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Marion Cotillard
I've always had a repulsion going in a place where animals are in captivity.
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Mark Cuban
I hate politics. It's slimy. Any job where people pander for votes, I don't like. The country has gotten so partisan that if you're not on my side, you're the enemy. The only thing I ever try to support is a third party, like Unity08. We need more parties and more choice.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHERE»

Discover the use of where in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to where and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet
Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone.
Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon, 1999
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Where the Sidewalk Ends
If you are a dreamer, come in,If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . .If you're a pretender, come sit by my fireFor we have some flax-golden tales to spin.Come in!Come in!
Shel Silverstein, 2010
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Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide
He shows us how The Matrix has pushed transmedia storytelling to new levels, creating a fictional world where consumers track down bits of the story across multiple media channels.Jenkins argues that struggles over convergence will redefine ...
Henry Jenkins, 2006
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Where Good Ideas Come From
The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery--these are all great ideas.
Steven Johnson, 2010
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette
The funniest book I've read in a decade.
Maria Semple, 2012
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Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and ...
Argues that the conflict between theism and science does not exist and that the debate is actually between theism and naturalism, a philosophy rooted in the belief that there is no such being as God.
Alvin Plantinga, 2011
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Where Are You: A Child's Book about Loss
Designed to help children cope with the loss of a loved one and find comfort during this stressful and difficult time.
Laura Olivieri, 2007
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Where Mathematics Comes from: How the Embodied Mind Brings ...
Provides an in-depth analysis of the cognitive science of mathematical ideas that argues that conceptual metaphor plays a definitive role in mathematical ideas, exploring such concepts as arithmetic, algebra, sets, logic, and infinity.
George Lakoff, Rafael E. Núñez, 2000
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The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate ...
Featuring work by such contemporary luminaries as Lisa Congdon, Jen Corace, Neil Farber, Susie Ghahremani, Jeremyville, and many more, this is a work of scientific and artistic exploration to pique the interest of both the intellectually ...
Matt Lamothe, Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, 2012
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Where I Live: Selected Essays
Writings by the great American playwright span a period of thirty years and show his aesthetic and dramatic development
Tennessee Williams, Christine R. Day, Bob Woods, 1978

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHERE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term where is used in the context of the following news items.
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Where is Google taking us?
Tim Adams was invited to hang out at Google's California HQ, where some of the world's brightest minds are working on innovations, such as driverless cars, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Right back where we started
In a world where growth has been hard to achieve, politicians do not have a bigger pie to divide up and dish out. A concession made to one group must be at the ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
3
Credit where taxes are due
IN RECENT years tax credits for the poorly paid have become a big part of the welfare systems of America and Britain. Nearly a quarter of Americans are eligible ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
4
Straddling Old and New, a South Where 'a Flag Is Not Worth a Job'
In a region where church and faith are woven into every strand of society, prayer was one common, almost instinctive, response. But just as a Hispanic woman ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
5
Officials Search for Escaped Prisoner David Sweat in Area Where
More than 1,000 law enforcement officers searched for escaped killer David Sweat in rural upstate New York Saturday, a day after his fellow escapee was killed ... «NBCNews.com, Jun 15»
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Where Nice Evenings Are Recalled by Kurt Elling
That's where you'll find him often now, promoting his new CD, “Passion World.” “Then when I come back, people say, 'Hey, man, where you been this time? «New York Times, Jun 15»
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Where Christianity Ends
This is where I agree with Linker: Heresy is part of Christianity, integral to its history and development, and the proliferation of heresies across the centuries is ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
8
Put Lawyers Where They're Needed
More than two decades ago, I tried to bridge the gap in the Chicago suburbs where I grew up by starting the Citizen Advocacy Center, a nonprofit to provide civic ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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'The Goonies' at 30: Where are they now?
(CNN) This should make you feel old: It's been 30 years since the premiere of comedic action-adventure film "The Goonies," directed by Richard Donner. «CNN, Jun 15»
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Where the Housing Crisis Continues
And we should consider allowing judges to take a loss on mortgages for homeowners in bankruptcy court, where mortgages are currently a protected class of ... «New York Times, Jun 15»

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