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
before 1000; Middle English
(adv.); Old English nāhwǣr, nōhwǣr.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Related Words for nowheresoblivion
Examples from the Web for nowheres
Historical Examples of nowheres
I might have 'em around my grave in the buryin' ground,' I says, 'but nowheres else.'
Not with them poor babies in there hungrier'n you be an' nowheres to go.'
Hell meet me nowheres cept in the court-room down to Sconset!
Quinn—We've tried that for seven weeks, and it's taken us nowheres.
They're mostly Montanna raised, and they haven't been nowheres.
British Dictionary definitions for nowheres
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
Old English nahwær "nowhere, not at all;" see no + where. Similar constructions were attempted with nowhat (1520s) and nowhen (1764), but they failed to take hold and remain nonce words.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with nowheres
In addition to the idiom beginning with nowhere
- get nowhere
- in the middle (of nowhere)
- out of nowhere
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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