where Definition

  • 1in or to what place or position
  • 2at, in, or to a place or situation in which
  • 3used when referring to a situation in which the appropriate thing is hard to find or identify

Using where: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "where" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Where are you going?

  • Example

    Where did you put my keys?

  • Example

    I don't know where he is.

  • Example

    Where there's smoke, there's fire.

where Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for where

  • in what place
  • at what place
  • to what place
  • in which
  • at which
  • to which

Phrases with where

  • where it's at

    the most fashionable or popular place or situation


    The new club is where it's at these days.

  • the perspective or motivation behind someone's actions or statements


    I understand where you're coming from, but I still disagree with you.

  • where the rubber meets the road

    the point at which a theory or idea must be put to the test in practice


    The success of the project will depend on where the rubber meets the road.


Summary: where in Brief

The word 'where' [wɛr] refers to a place or position, often used to ask about location or to describe a situation. It can also be used in phrases like 'where it's at,' meaning the most fashionable or popular place, and 'where one is coming from,' referring to someone's perspective or motivation.

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