- in or at no place; not anywhere: The missing pen was nowhere to be found.
- to no place: We went nowhere last weekend.
- the state of nonexistence or seeming nonexistence: A gang of thieves appeared from nowhere.
- anonymity or obscurity: She came from nowhere to win the championship.
- an unknown, remote, or nonexistent place or region.
- being or leading nowhere; pointless; futile: to be stuck in a nowhere job.
- worthless or useless: That's a nowhere idea if I ever heard one.
- miles from nowhere, in a remote, isolated, or inaccessible area.
- nowhere near, not nearly: There's nowhere near enough food to go around.
Origin of nowhere
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Examples from the Web for nowhere
Unlike the characters he plays, men who came from nowhere and, as he himself puts it, “go home to nobody.”The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
Rather, all of the manufactured antibodies are all stirred up but have nowhere to go.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers
January 1, 2015
Conservatives get nowhere by demanding “deregulation,” because liberals are correct that most Americans want clean water.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans
Philip K. Howard
December 27, 2014
Nowhere to be found is the anguish, the drama, the pain of an athlete on that level who considering walking away.The Story of the World’s Greatest Cricket Player
December 24, 2014
Logistics wins the day, and the Supreme Deity is, at this juncture, nowhere to be seen.Meet Moses the Swashbuckling Israelite
December 14, 2014
Human freedom is on the march, and nowhere more so than our own hemisphere.
In Mark's room she would at times be her old self again, but nowhere else.Weighed and Wanting
He had nothing with which to pay rent; he had nowhere to move.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
"Nowhere on earth, Esther," replied David, unknowing why he said so.An Old Woman's Tale
It was the fact that there was nowhere a touch to suggest preparation for her home-coming.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
- in, at, or to no place; not anywhere
- get nowhere or get nowhere fast informal to fail completely to make any progress
- nowhere near far from; not nearly
- a nonexistent or insignificant place
- middle of nowhere a completely isolated, featureless, or insignificant place
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Word Origin and History for nowhere
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with nowhere
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