3. To what or which place; hence, to what goal, result, or issue; whither; used interrogatively and relatively; as,
where are you going?
But where does this tend?Goldsmith.
Lodged in sunny cleft,Bryant.
Where the gold breezes come not.
Where is often used pronominally with or without a preposition, in elliptical sentences for a place in
which, the place in which, or what place.
The star . . . stood over where the young child was.Matt. ii. 9.
The Son of man hath not where to lay his head.Matt. viii. 20.
Within about twenty paces of where we were.Goldsmith.
Where did the minstrels come from?Dickens.
Where is much used in composition with preposition, and then is equivalent to a pronoun. Cf. Whereat,
Whereby, Wherefore, Wherein, etc.
Where away (Naut.), in what direction; as, where away is the land?
Syn. See Whither.
(Where), conj. Whereas.
And flight and die is death destroying death;Shak.
Where fearing dying pays death servile breath.
(Where), n. Place; situation. [Obs. or Colloq.]
Finding the nymph asleep in secret where.Spenser.
(Where"a*bout` Where"a*bouts`) , adv.
1. About where; near what or which place; used interrogatively and relatively; as, whereabouts did you
In this sense, whereabouts is the common form.
2. Concerning which; about which. "The object whereabout they are conversant." Hooker.
(Where"a*bout` Where"a*bouts`) n. The place where a person or thing is; as, they did not
know his whereabouts. Shak.
A puzzling notice of thy whereabout.Wordsworth.
(Where*as") adv. At which place; where. [Obs.] Chaucer.
At last they came whereas that lady bode.Spenser.
1. Considering that; it being the case that; since; used to introduce a preamble which is the basis of
declarations, affirmations, commands, requests, or like, that follow.