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 for where
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wher \Wher\, Where \Where\, pron. & conj. [See Whether.]
     Whether. [Sometimes written whe'r.] [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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           Men must enquire (this is mine assent),
           Wher she be wise or sober or dronkelewe. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Where \Where\, adv. [OE. wher, whar, AS. hw?r; akin to D. waar,
     OS. hw?r, OHG. hw[=a]r, w[=a]r, w[=a], G. wo, Icel. and Sw.
     hvar, Dan. hvor, Goth. hwar, and E. who; cf. Skr. karhi when.
     [root]182. See Who, and cf. There.]
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     1. At or in what place; hence, in what situation, position,
        or circumstances; -- used interrogatively.
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              God called unto Adam, . . . Where art thou? --Gen.
                                                    iii. 9.
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     Note: See the Note under What, pron., 1.
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     2. At or in which place; at the place in which; hence, in the
        case or instance in which; -- used relatively.
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              She visited that place where first she was so happy.
                                                    --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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              Where I thought the remnant of mine age
              Should have been cherished by her childlike duty.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Where one on his side fights, thousands will fly.
                                                    --Shak.
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              But where he rode one mile, the dwarf ran four.
                                                    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     3. To what or which place; hence, to what goal, result, or
        issue; whither; -- used interrogatively and relatively;
        as, where are you going?
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              But where does this tend?             --Goldsmith.
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              Lodged in sunny cleft,
              Where the gold breezes come not.      --Bryant.
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     Note: 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.
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                 The star . . . stood over where the young child
                 was.                               --Matt. ii. 9.
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                 The Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
                                                    --Matt. viii.
                                                    20.
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                 Within about twenty paces of where we were.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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                 Where did the minstrels come from? --Dickens.
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     Note: Where is much used in composition with preposition, and
           then is equivalent to a pronoun. Cf. Whereat,
           Whereby, Wherefore, Wherein, etc.
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     Where away (Naut.), in what direction; as, where away is
        the land?
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     Syn: See Whither.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Where \Where\, conj.
     Whereas.
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           And flight and die is death destroying death;
           Where fearing dying pays death servile breath. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Where \Where\, n.
     Place; situation. [Obs. or Colloq.]
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           Finding the nymph asleep in secret where. --Spenser.
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