Elsewhere vs Somewhere - What's the difference?

elsewhere | somewhere |


As adverbs the difference between elsewhere and somewhere

is that elsewhere is in or at some other place or places; away while somewhere is in an uncertain or unspecified location.

As nouns the difference between elsewhere and somewhere

is that elsewhere is a place other than here; somewhere else while somewhere is unspecified or unknown (unlocated) place or location.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

elsewhere

English

Adverb

(-)
  • In or at some other place or places; away.
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    These particular trees are not to be found elsewhere .
  • To some other place.
  • If you won’t serve us, we’ll go elsewhere .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A place other than here; somewhere else.
  • * 2000 , Angela M Jeannet, Under the radiant sun and the crescent moon: Italo Calvino's storytelling
  • We are back on the Ligurian coast, from which vertigos push human beings toward all kinds of elsewheres .

    References

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    somewhere

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • In an uncertain or unspecified location.
  • I must have left my glasses somewhere .
    I've hidden some candies somewhere .
  • To an uncertain or unspecified location.
  • He plans to go somewhere warm for his vacation.
    I have to go somewhere at lunch. Can I meet you at 2?

    Synonyms

    * someplace (US)

    Derived terms

    * somewhere over the rainbow

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Unspecified or unknown (unlocated) place or location.
  • * 1986 , Joel S. Goldsmith, A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life , page 100:
  • We have come from somewhere and we are going somewhere, but because life is an unending circle, we are again going to come from a somewhere', and we are again going to go to a ' somewhere , and this will go on, and on, and on.
  • * 2008 , Bill Watkins, The Once and Future Celt , page 283:
  • A courting owl hoots in the somewheres of the night and another answers its call further off.
  • * 2012 , Thomas M. Kitts, Finding Fogerty: Interdisciplinary Readings of John Fogerty , page 6:
  • and it transports the person to a somewhere', a ' somewhere that the music dictates.
    English compound determinatives