Origin of nowheres
- 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 nowheres
I might have 'em around my grave in the buryin' ground,' I says, 'but nowheres else.'Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
Not with them poor babies in there hungrier'n you be an' nowheres to go.'Friendship Village
Hell meet me nowheres cept in the court-room down to Sconset!Cursed
George Allan England
Quinn—We've tried that for seven weeks, and it's taken us nowheres.Six One-Act Plays
Margaret Scott Oliver
They're mostly Montanna raised, and they haven't been nowheres.From Sea to Sea
- 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 nowheres
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Idioms and Phrases with nowheres
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