From Middle English elswher, from Old English elles hwǣr and elles hwerġen (elsewhere); corresponding with else +‎ where.



elsewhere (not comparable)

  1. Synonym of somewhere else: in, at, or to some other place.
    • 2012 March-April, John T. Jost, “Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)?”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 162:
      He draws eclectically on studies of baboons, descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record. With this biological framework in place, Corning endeavors to show that the capitalist system as currently practiced in the United States and elsewhere is manifestly unfair.
    These particular trees are not to be found elsewhere.
    If you won’t serve us, we’ll go elsewhere.

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elsewhere (plural elsewheres)

  1. Synonym of somewhere else: a place other than here.
    • 2000, Angela M Jeannet, Under the radiant sun and the crescent moon: Italo Calvino's storytelling
      We are back on the Ligurian coast, from which vertigos push human beings toward all kinds of elsewheres.

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