anywhere

adverb
any·​where | \-ˌ(h)wer, -(h)wər\

Definition of anywhere 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : at, in, or to any place or point

2 : to any extent : at all we're not anywhere near to being finished

3 used as a function word to indicate limits of variation anywhere from 40 to 60 students

anywhere

noun

Definition of anywhere (Entry 2 of 2)

: any place

Examples of anywhere in a Sentence

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Never thought about playing anywhere else. Wants to bring this region a Super Bowl. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Lions' Bob Quinn betting on himself by extending Matthew Stafford's deal," 30 Aug. 2017 Made exclusively for these two outstanding hotels, the products stocked in their rooms don't exist anywhere else in the world. Liza Corsillo, GQ, "The Best Hotels with the Best Grooming Products," 29 Aug. 2017 They got divorced a year later, but Hinch never went anywhere else. Erika Butler, baltimoresun.com, "40 years of stories from Aberdeen Fire Dept. volunteer," 29 Aug. 2017 So far, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Slidell are holding firm that the New Orleans area could see anywhere between 5 and 10 inches of rain spread out Monday through at least Thursday. Beau Evans, NOLA.com, "What forecasters are saying about rain headed for New Orleans from Harvey," 28 Aug. 2017 But if Hale can come anywhere near matching the production Indiana will expect from Westbrook and Simmie Cobbs, then the Hoosiers have perhaps the best receiver group in the Big Ten. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "IU football: 3 potential breakout players for 2017," 28 Aug. 2017 Unless something looks scary like a dark mole you’d be alarmed by anywhere else on your body, there’s no need for concern. Anthea Levi, Health.com, "5 Things That Happen to Your Vagina After You Give Birth," 25 Aug. 2017 The crowds have been anywhere from 6,000 to 10,000 people over the two days, officials said. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Lingering flood damage cancels Fox Valley folk fest on Geneva's Island Park," 25 Aug. 2017 Hajji Naqibullah said three of his own cousins were killed during the fight in Sangin, where more U.S. and British soldiers died than anywhere else in Afghanistan, and which fell to the insurgents in March after a yearlong campaign. Alaska Dispatch News, "Shifting grounds in Afghanistan make victory elusive," 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of anywhere

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1775, in the meaning defined above

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anywhere

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of anywhere

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in, at, or to any place

—used to give added emphasis to near and close

—used to indicate a range of amounts, values, etc.

anywhere

noun

English Language Learners Definition of anywhere (Entry 2 of 2)

: any place

anywhere

adverb
any·​where | \ˈe-nē-ˌhwer, -ˌwer\

Kids Definition of anywhere

: in, at, or to any place

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