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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Where adv.
 1. At or in what place; hence, in what situation, position, or circumstances; -- used interrogatively.
    God called unto Adam, . . . Where art thou?   --Gen. iii. 9.
 Note:See the Note under What, pron., 1.
 2. At or in which place; at the place in which; hence, in the case or instance in which; -- used relatively.
    She visited that place where first she was so happy.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 Where I thought the remnant of mine age
 Should have been cherished by her childlike duty.   --Shak.
    Where one on his side fights, thousands will fly.   --Shak.
    But where he rode one mile, the dwarf ran four.   --Sir W. Scott.
 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,
 Where the gold breezes come not.   --Bryant.
 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.
    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.
 Note: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.