Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. To some, or any, other place.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In another direction.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

else + whither ("to which place”, “to what place")

Examples

  • But in their homes, in the dance, in the assembly and the banquet all their thought was only for their captive maidens; until some god put desperate courage in our hearts no more to receive our lords on their return from Thrace within our towers so that they might either heed the right or might depart and begone elsewhither, they and their captives.

    The Argonautica

  • Besides which they will not suffer their antagonists in those parts65 to carry these products elsewhither, or they will cease to use the sea.

    The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians

  • In this wise wore day after day till June began to wane, and then on a time came Hugh unto Birdalone, and spake unto her and said: All we have been talking together, and I am sent to ask thee what is in thy mind as to abiding here or going elsewhither.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Nay, she said, I deem that I am drawn elsewhither, but soon I shall tell thee.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • So presently leaving the macadamized road to pursue its course elsewhither, I step off upon the fallow, and plod stumblingly across it.

    A Changed Man

  • Whereupon the young fellow rose, and was removed elsewhither.

    Through Russia

  • Such scene does history disclose, as in sunbeams, as in blazing hell-fire, on Calais sands, in the raw winter morning; then drops the blanket of centuries, of everlasting night, over it, and passes on elsewhither.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • That when all men have said "Impossible," and tumbled noisily elsewhither, and thou alone art left, then first thy time and possibility have come.

    Daily Strength for Daily Needs

  • Kari said he thought he might go elsewhither on a better journey, but still he would go if that were Njal's counsel.

    The Story of Burnt Njal: the great Icelandic tribune, jurist, and counsellor

  • "Now they have caught sight of us," said Skarphedinn, "for lo! they turn their path elsewhither, and now we have no other choice than to run down and meet them."

    The Story of Burnt Njal: the great Icelandic tribune, jurist, and counsellor

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  • "With Strickland the sexual appetite took a very small place. It was unimportant. It was irksome. His soul aimed elsewhither."

    - Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

    December 30, 2011