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where

 
pronunciation:
weIr [or] hweIr
parts of speech:
adverb, conjunction, pronoun
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: at, in, or to what location.
Where are you headed?
definition 2: in what position.
Where does the candidate stand in the race?
definition 3: toward what end; in what way.
Where does all the money go?
definition 4: from what source or location.
Where did you get that crazy idea?
 
part of speech: conjunction
definition 1: in or at what point or place.
Do you know where Peter is?
definition 2: in or at the point or place.
He put a marker where the ball landed.
definition 3: to whatever place or situation; wherever.
She will follow where he leads.
definition 4: at which place.
She reached the top of the hill, where she paused to catch her breath.
 
part of speech: pronoun
definition: what place.
Where does the new student come from?
Homophone Note
The words where, ware, and wear sound alike but have different meanings.