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.
Idioms about nowhere
miles from nowhere, in a remote, isolated, or inaccessible area.
nowhere near, not nearly: There's nowhere near enough food to go around.
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How to use nowhere in a sentence
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 | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Kent Sepkowitz | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Conservatives get nowhere by demanding “deregulation,” because liberals are correct that most Americans want clean water.
nowhere to be found is the anguish, the drama, the pain of an athlete on that level who considering walking away.
Logistics wins the day, and the Supreme Deity is, at this juncture, nowhere to be seen.
nowhere can be found a region capable of supporting a larger population to the square mile than Lombardy.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
But Perpignan being at the end of everywhere and leading nowhere attracts very few visitors.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Judge then of my surprise when I rode up out of the water-washed gully and found them nowhere in sight.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Although the number of slaves in the Brazils is very great, there is nowhere such a thing as a slave-market.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The puffs can be clearly heard with a stethoscope over the region of the stomach, and nowhere else.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for nowhere
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with nowhere
In addition to the idiom beginning with nowhere
- nowhere near
- get nowhere
- in the middle (of nowhere)
- out of nowhere
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