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nowhere

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adverb no·where \ˈnō-ˌ(h)wer, -(h)wər\

Definition of nowhere

  1. 1 :  not in or at any place The book is nowhere to be found.

  2. 2 :  to no place I've gotten nowhere with my research. Arguing will get us nowhere.

  3. 3 :  not at all :  not to the least extent —usually used with near nowhere near as serious nowhere near enough

Examples of nowhere in a Sentence

  1. I have nowhere to go.

  2. Nowhere is there more of a population problem than in this city.

First Known Use of nowhere

before 12th century


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nowhere

noun no·where

Definition of nowhere

  1. 1 :  a nonexistent place

  2. 2 :  an unknown, distant, or obscure place or state rose to fame out of nowhere

miles from nowhere

  1. :  in an extremely remote place

Examples of nowhere in a Sentence

  1. from the looks of things, we're stranded in nowhere and most likely its proverbial middle

  2. in a few short years he rose out of nowhere to prominence in the dot-com world

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First Known Use of nowhere

15th century


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nowhere

adjective no·where

Definition of nowhere

  1. :  of or relating to a remote or relatively unknown location a nowhere town

Recent Examples of nowhere from the Web

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First Known Use of nowhere

1889


NOWHERE Defined for English Language Learners

nowhere

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adverb

Definition of nowhere for English Language Learners

  • : not in or at any place

nowhere

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Definition of nowhere for English Language Learners

  • : no place


NOWHERE Defined for Kids

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nowhere

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adverb no·where \ˈnō-ˌhwer, -ˌwer\

Definition of nowhere for Students

  1. 1 :  not in or at any place The book is nowhere to be found.

  2. 2 :  to no place We've gone nowhere all week.

  3. 3 :  not at all That's nowhere near enough.


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noun no·where

Definition of nowhere for Students

  1. :  a place that does not exist The sound seems to be coming from nowhere.



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