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any·​where ˈe-nē-ˌ(h)wer How to pronounce anywhere (audio)
: at, in, or to any place or point
: to any extent : at all
we're not anywhere near to being finished
used as a function word to indicate limits of variation
anywhere from 40 to 60 students


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: any place

Example Sentences

Adverb This type of plant can grow just about anywhere. It's a small camera that you can take practically anywhere. They gave her permission to go anywhere she wanted to. This kind of thing could happen anywhere. You can sit anywhere you like. He seems to be at home anywhere in the world. I can't find my keys anywhere. They produce some of the finest wines made anywhere. He never walks anywhere. He always drives. I'll take you anywhere you want to go. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Car loans are typically available in twelve-month increments and can last anywhere from two to eight years. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 15 Nov. 2022 The post also claims that not a single incumbent Democrat lost anywhere, and that ballot splitting doesn't happen in reality and is evidence of fraud. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 15 Nov. 2022 Get up close to your pets with 4x digital zoom and talk to your pet from anywhere with the convenient two-way audio. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 15 Nov. 2022 Like private companies, the value of cryptocurrencies can be placed anywhere. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2022 Twitter’s vice president of real estate, Tracy Hawkins, disagreed with his calculation however, saying attendance was much higher—anywhere from 20% to 50% in the offices. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 14 Nov. 2022 Bonsai apprenticeships could last anywhere between five and ten years. Robert Moor, The New Yorker, 14 Nov. 2022 The pup's works sell via @ivykitetheaussie on Instagram, fetching anywhere from $50 to $500, with all proceeds going to various charities. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2022 Any time, anywhere With the Patriots and Jets off, a lot of local eyes were focused the Vikings-Bills game Sunday. Jim Mcbride,, 14 Nov. 2022
In other words, the go-anywhere vessel can get you around the globe quickly. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 12 Sep. 2022 Ellison’s plans, given the work-from-anywhere culture enabled by Zoom and the cloud, there’s enough fear of rich flight that some Democrats are pushing hard for the return of a full deduction for state and local taxes. Sarah Hansen, Forbes, 10 Apr. 2021 The Times uncovered everything from a work-from-anywhere program, to free online philosophy classes. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2021 To give true go-anywhere capability, the stock ride height has been beefed up by Emu shocks and Warn hubs. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 26 July 2021 The data now proves it: the work-from-anywhere/work-from-home model works, and has passed its most crucial test ever, bringing organizations through the Covid crisis and now a key productivity strategy for the workplace of the 2020s. Joe Mckendrick, Forbes, 30 May 2021 One of the greatest worries about the work-from-anywhere/work-from-home movement was that things were rushed, and that productivity momentum was lost. Joe Mckendrick, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 In loads of colors and prints, this is your throw-on-and-go-anywhere option. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, 8 Sep. 2020 Wages have stagnated for workers across the board since 1973, and workers have also lost free time: the rise of work-from-anywhere technology has coincided with a stark increase in the number of hours that employees work. Robin Kaiser-schatzlein, The New Republic, 3 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anywhere was in the 14th century

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“Anywhere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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: in, at, or to any place

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