[en-ee-hwairz, -wairz]

adverb Nonstandard.

Nearby words

  1. anythingarian,
  2. anytime,
  3. anyway,
  4. anyways,
  5. anywhere,
  6. anywise,
  7. anz,
  8. anza,
  9. anza, juan bautista de,
  10. anzaas

Origin of anywheres

First recorded in 1765–75; anywhere + -s1


[en-ee-hwair, -wair]


in, at, or to any place.
to any extent; to some degree: Does my answer come anywhere near the right one?


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

Origin of anywhere

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

Usage note Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for anywheres



US a nonstandard word for anywhere



in, at, or to any place
get anywhere to be successfulit took three years before he got anywhere
anywhere from any quantity, time, degree, etc, above a specified limithe could be anywhere from 40 to 50 years old
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Word Origin and History for anywheres



late 14c., from any + where. Earlier words in this sense were owhere, oughwhere, aywhere, literally "aught where" (see aught (1)).

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