anywhere

adverb
any·​where | \ ˈe-nē-ˌ(h)wer How to pronounce anywhere (audio) , -(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 variationanywhere 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 That meant anyone, anywhere, could add a misinformation campaign and, with a few clicks, specify which tactics, techniques, and procedures were at play. Sonner Kehrt, Wired, "One Data Scientist’s Quest to Quash Misinformation," 15 Sep. 2020 Well, for starters, that it was invented anywhere, and at any particular time. Stephen Silver, sun-sentinel.com, "MLB’s official historian on Jews in baseball and making sense of the weirdest season of all time," 15 Sep. 2020 In death’s immediate aftermath Death can happen anywhere: at home; in a hospital, nursing or palliative care facility; or at the scene of an accident, homicide or suicide. Mark Evely, The Conversation, "When someone dies, what happens to the body?," 15 Sep. 2020 Investigators found anywhere from 40 to 60 shell casings. Nicole Hensley, Houston Chronicle, "Judge orders release of teen accused in death of Cypress-area woman shot in bed," 15 Sep. 2020 While other schools were interested, Newkirk never considered anywhere but Auburn. Giana Han, al, "After years of obstacles, Daquan Newkirk finally ready to show why Auburn recruited him," 15 Sep. 2020 One random fan was taking a selfie in front of the Lewis statue, but no other fans were anywhere to be found. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "Second viewing doesn’t ease concerns about defense: Browns rewatch observations," 15 Sep. 2020 Compact and lightweight, ABXCORE is designed to be used just about anywhere, from sitting in a chair at home to lying on a mat or the grass in your backyard. Popular Science, "Take your at-home workout routine to the next level," 14 Sep. 2020 These surcharges can add anywhere from $30 to $200 to the cost of each leg. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "What can you do about onerous travel fees? 'Consumers are at a disadvantage'," 12 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In loads of colors and prints, this is your throw-on-and-go-anywhere option. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "20 adorable dresses with pockets," 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, "Remote Work Won’t Save Us," 3 Aug. 2020 Fans of these truck/station-wagon hybrids applaud the vehicles for their ruggedness, their go-anywhere capability, and especially their wide-ranging versatility. Kevin Smith, Car and Driver, "Seven 1990 SUVs Tested: Ford vs. GMC vs. Isuzu vs. Jeep vs. Mitsubishi vs. Nissan vs. Toyota," 22 June 2020 Drive away from the Pacific Ocean, into the working-class enclaves and commercial strip mall anywheres, and look closer. John Gastaldo, National Geographic, "Navigating the booming cost of urban life," 12 June 2019

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

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18 Sep 2020

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“Anywhere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anywhere. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for anywhere

anywhere

adverb
How to pronounce anywhere (audio)

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 How to pronounce anywhere (audio) , -ˌwer \

Kids Definition of anywhere

: in, at, or to any place

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