Whereby vs. Where - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Whereby (adverb)

    By what, in which direction; how.

    "Whereby goest thou?"

  • Whereby (adverb)

    By which.

  • Whereby (adverb)

    Where, wherein, in which.

  • Where (conjunction)

    While on the contrary; although; whereas.

    "Where Susy has trouble coloring inside the lines, Johnny has already mastered shading."

  • Where (conjunction)

    At or in which place or situation.

    "He is looking for a house where he can have a complete office."

    "I've forgotten where I was in this book, but it was probably around chapter four."

  • Where (conjunction)

    To which place or situation.

    "The snowbirds travel where it is warm."

  • Where (conjunction)

    Wherever.

    "Their job is to go where they are called."

  • Where (conjunction)

    In a position, case, etc., in which.

    "Where no provision under this Act is applicable, the case shall be decided in accordance with the customary practices."

  • Where (adverb)

    Interrogative adverb, used in either a direct or indirect question: at what place; to what place; what place.

    "Where are you?"

    "Where are you going?"

    "He asked where I grew up."

    "Where did you come from?"

  • Where (adverb)

    In what situation.

    "Where would we be without our parents?"

  • Where (adverb)

    At which, on which.

    "That is the place where we first met."

  • Where (pronoun)

    The place in which.

    "He lives within five miles of where he was born."

  • Where (noun)

    The place in which something happens.

    "A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where, the why and the how."

    "Finding the nymph asleep in secret where. — Spenser."

Webster Dictionary

  • Whereby (adverb)

    By which; - used relatively.

  • Whereby (adverb)

    By what; how; - used interrogatively.

  • Where (adverb)

    At or in what place; hence, in what situation, position, or circumstances; - used interrogatively.

  • Where (adverb)

    At or in which place; at the place in which; hence, in the case or instance in which; - used relatively.

  • Where (adverb)

    To what or which place; hence, to what goal, result, or issue; whither; - used interrogatively and relatively; as, where are you going?

  • Where (conjunction)

    Whereas.

  • Where (noun)

    Place; situation.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Whereby (adverb)

    as a result of which

  • Whereby (adverb)

    by or through which;

    "the means whereby we achieved our goal"

  • Where (adverb)

    in or at or to what place;

    "I know where he is"

    "use it wherever necessary"

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