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



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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Principal and interest payments can cause a significant change to a budget, and these payments will last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Matthew Goldberg, Fortune, 28 Sep. 2022 This confluence of factors means that days might be numbered for one of the most vibrant North Korean communities anywhere in the world. Time, 28 Sep. 2022 The weather service predicts valley locations will see less than a quarter of an inch of rain, while the coast and northern Cascades may see anywhere from a quarter to a half inch of precipitation. oregonlive, 28 Sep. 2022 Yost's office contended that Randazzo could wire money anywhere in the world at a moment's notice. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 28 Sep. 2022 The impact should pare 10 minutes off that, but telescopes will need anywhere from a few days to nearly a month to verify the new orbit. Marcia Dunn, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Sep. 2022 Working on a show of this genre, do you guys look anywhere for style inspiration? Sasha Urban, Variety, 27 Sep. 2022 If the peak storm surge occurs at high tide, water could reach anywhere from 5 to 10 feet above ground in the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas, NHC said. Alyssa Lukpat, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2022 Sokolowski recommends a natural, pH-neutral floor cleaner—anywhere between 6 and 8 on the pH scale is fine. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Sep. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In other words, the go-anywhere vessel can get you around the globe quickly. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 12 Sep. 2022 Ellison’s plans, given the work-from-anywhere culture enabled by Zoom and the cloud, there’s enough fear of rich flight that some Democrats are pushing hard for the return of a full deduction for state and local taxes. Sarah Hansen, Forbes, 10 Apr. 2021 The Times uncovered everything from a work-from-anywhere program, to free online philosophy classes. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of anywhere


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1775, in the meaning defined above

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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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