[ noh-hwair, -wair ]
/ ˈnoʊˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər /
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.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for nowhere near
/ (ˈnəʊˌwɛə) /
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
Word Origin and History for nowhere near
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with nowhere near (1 of 2)
see under not anything like.
Idioms and Phrases with nowhere near (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with nowhere
- nowhere near
- get nowhere
- in the middle (of nowhere)
- out of nowhere
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