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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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