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adverb no·where \ˈnō-ˌ(h)wer, -(h)wər\

Simple Definition of nowhere

  • : not in or at any place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nowhere

  1. 1 :  not in or at any place

  2. 2 :  to no place

  3. 3 :  not at all :  not to the least extent —usually used with near <nowhere near as serious> <nowhere near enough>

Examples of nowhere in a sentence

  1. I have nowhere to go.

  2. Nowhere is there more of a population problem than in this city.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of nowhere

before 12th century


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nowhere

noun no·where

Simple Definition of nowhere

  • : no place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nowhere

  1. 1 :  a nonexistent place

  2. 2 :  an unknown, distant, or obscure place or state <rose to fame out of nowhere>

miles from nowhere

  1. :  in an extremely remote place

Examples of nowhere in a sentence

  1. <from the looks of things, we're stranded in nowhere and most likely its proverbial middle>

  2. <in a few short years he rose out of nowhere to prominence in the dot-com world>



1831

First Known Use of nowhere

1831


3

nowhere

adjective no·where

Definition of nowhere

  1. :  of or relating to a remote or relatively unknown location <a nowhere town>



1970

First Known Use of nowhere

1970



NOWHERE Defined for Kids

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nowhere

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adverb no·where \ˈnō-ˌhwer, -ˌwer\

Definition of nowhere for Students

  1. 1 :  not in or at any place <The book is nowhere to be found.>

  2. 2 :  to no place <We've gone nowhere all week.>

  3. 3 :  not at all <That's nowhere near enough.>




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noun no·where

Definition of nowhere for Students

  1. :  a place that does not exist <The sound seems to be coming from nowhere.>





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