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 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 Neither physician from Broward can get anywhere near a patient, let alone a computer, these days. Marc Freeman, sun-sentinel.com, 16 Sep. 2021 In short, China is not investing in semiconductor technology at anywhere near the level of the U.S. or Europe, either in quantitative or qualitative terms. George Calhoun, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021 That’s a reminder that nothing about this investigation is unserious or unimportant—or anywhere near over. Daniel Strauss, The New Republic, 10 Sep. 2021 Neither was anywhere near the top of the list and emerged as dominant winners. Erick Smith, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2021 No one, including Elder, has generated anywhere near the enthusiasm that Schwarzenegger did. Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2021 Because neither common sense nor compassion gets anywhere near the ratings to be had by whipping people into frenzies with appeals to a paradox of exceptionalist patriotism that sows fear in place of national confidence. Jd Flynn, National Review, 4 Sep. 2021 ICUs are running out of beds and the number of patients being treated for the virus in state hospitals is still going up - but not anywhere near as fast as the rise a few weeks ago at the start of the delta wave. Ramsey Archibald | Rarchibald@al.com, al, 2 Sep. 2021 That doesn’t mean it’s anywhere near as bad as people make out. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 1 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 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, 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, 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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19 Sep 2021

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“Anywhere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anywhere. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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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

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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