[ en-ee-hwair, -wair ]
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  1. in, at, or to any place.

  2. to any extent; to some degree: Does my answer come anywhere near the right one?

  1. any place or direction: They knew the attack could come from anywhere.

Idioms about anywhere

  1. get anywhere, to achieve success: You'll never get anywhere with that attitude!

Origin of anywhere

1350–1400; Middle English anywher(e), aniquar.See any, where

usage note For anywhere

See anyplace.

Words Nearby anywhere Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use anywhere in a sentence

  • Is the college stage of our present educational system anywhere near its maximum possible efficiency?

    The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • (c) Decomposition of exudates anywhere in the body, as in empyema, bronchiectasis, and large tuberculous cavities.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
  • Yet when I stop gazing the next impulse is to move on; for if I have time to rest anywhere, why not at home?

    Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
  • We sat down pell-mell, anywhere, I next to Liszt, who kept putting things on my plate.

  • Mr. Meadow Mouse did not hesitate to use it, being one of those fortunate folk that are quite at home anywhere.

    The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey

British Dictionary definitions for anywhere


/ (ˈɛnɪˌwɛə) /

  1. in, at, or to any place

  2. get anywhere to be successful: it took three years before he got anywhere

  1. anywhere from any quantity, time, degree, etc, above a specified limit: he could be anywhere from 40 to 50 years old

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