anywhere

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adverb

any·​where ˈe-nē-ˌ(h)wer How to pronounce anywhere (audio)
-(h)wər
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

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noun

: 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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adverb
Some of the landings would be on a drone ship somewhere in the ocean at least 31 miles from the coast and as far out as several hundred miles, anywhere between the latitudes of Los Angeles and the middle of Baja California. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Apr. 2024 Mallett estimated that providing legal assistance through the program could cost anywhere between $15 million to $18 million a year with how many Detroiters are currently facing eviction. Detroit Free Press, 6 Apr. 2024 The bus provides rides (which take anywhere from 25 to 35 minutes) between CLT and Uptown Charlotte, and one-way tickets cost $2.20. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2024 Iowa has been breaking audience records all season, which makes sense: Clark is a transformative talent who can score at will from anywhere past the half-court line, and do it with rousing flair and a competitive scowl. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 6 Apr. 2024 TikTokers rave about Palmer’s skin therapy oil, which comes in a dropper and is meant for face moisturizing, as well as Palmer’s solid cocoa butter, which can be applied anywhere on the entire body and face. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 5 Apr. 2024 Stephen Colbert was interviewing three presidents at the same time: Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton were appearing at Radio City Music Hall, and tickets went for anywhere from $250 to $500,000. Makena Kelly, WIRED, 4 Apr. 2024 Find an agreeable route anywhere within Bourbon Country, from Lexington to Louisville. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 25 Mar. 2024 Chemotherapy sessions can last anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. Julia Sullivan, SELF, 25 Mar. 2024
Noun
The go-anywhere vessel is equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system that enables a cruising speed of 11 knots, a top speed of 13.5 knots, and a range of 4,500 nautical miles. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2023 Still, the original Defender 90, with its honest character and gung-ho go-anywhere attitude, holds a special place in our hearts, so the latest automotive creation from Lego has instantly landed on our wish list. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 20 Mar. 2023 In addition, with Covid-19 restrictions lifted and travel once again an option, the remote work-from-anywhere trend is gaining more attention. Juta Gurinaviciute, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 The go-anywhere cruiser is also equipped with a hybrid propulsion system that promises a range of 5,000 nautical miles. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2023 Is life better out there?In a work-from-anywhere world, how will Kendall Square adapt for the future?Parade and pinchos bring a piece of Puerto Rico to Boston Ericson and his wife moved to Puerto Rico in January 2020, simply to escape winter for a few months. Scott Kirsner, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Mar. 2023 Best Daywear for Women Everyone needs a versatile LBD (Little Black Dress) in their arsenal, and this Sandro dress is the perfect, wear-anywhere staple. Staff Author, Travel + Leisure, 22 Feb. 2023 Distributed, work-from-home and work-from-anywhere policies have also allowed many workers who had previously experienced bias and high barriers of entry into the workplace to access new opportunities. Tony Jamous, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 Our favorite packable jacket for women is the Atheta’s Mendocino Coat for its go-anywhere chicness and warmth, and our top pick for men is Aether’s Eco Space Hoodie, which is refined and versatile. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1775, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Anywhere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anywhere. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

anywhere

adverb
any·​where
ˈen-ē-ˌ(h)we(ə)r,
-ˌ(h)wa(ə)r
: in, at, or to any place

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