Meaning of anywhere in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɛnɪwɛː/

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usually with negative or in questions
  • 1In or to any place.

    ‘he couldn't be found anywhere’
    • ‘He told Rose he wouldn't go anywhere.’
    • ‘He goes through the advertising circulars and researches whether better prices are available anywhere else.’
    • ‘Now we're in our new house, surrounded by boxes, and I feel like I haven't been anywhere or done anything.’
    • ‘The funny thing about these excerpts is they do not appear anywhere else in the text that follows the prologue.’
    • ‘What's shocking is that some of what was said in these letters shouldn't be published anywhere.’
    • ‘In L.A. you can't smoke anywhere, so you have to smoke outside and then go back inside to your drink.’
    • ‘Didn't anyone, anywhere, see what was going to happen when the Hilton was built?’
    • ‘No-one would ever starve anywhere in Turkey; the produce and the prices are quite unbelievable.’
    • ‘No missionary force anywhere in the world could have had an easier time of it, or found a more congenial bunch of willing converts.’
    • ‘It must be remembered that no free trade agreement has ever been vetoed by parliament anywhere in the world.’
    • ‘Not one oil company said that there is any supply shortages anywhere around the world.’
    • ‘Some of the books in the library, it is said, cannot be found anywhere else.’
    • ‘I couldn't find a trace of them anywhere, with damned Wimbledon taking up all the space and time.’
    • ‘He added the plans would be reviewed but it was important to note that Waterford was no worse than anywhere else.’
    • ‘I've been all over Europe in my time, and I've never come across anywhere quite like it.’
    • ‘If anywhere should benefit from the economic boost of these relocations, it is the deprived inner cities of the North.’
    • ‘My mum won't go anywhere else and there will be lots more like her.’
    • ‘Social services, schools and parents and carers rely on us to offer a service which isn't available anywhere else.’
    • ‘I never go anywhere without a spray that I use when I get out of breath.’
    • ‘And this hotel still has an allure you won't find anywhere else in the city.’
    1. 1.1without negative Used for emphasis.
      ‘I could go anywhere in the world’
      • ‘Once you've got your message written, you can fire it off to anywhere in the world for 22 cents.’
      • ‘You travel anywhere else in the world, and you'll find real weather.’
      • ‘Is it childish for me to refuse to imagine life anywhere else when I haven't tried it yet?’
      • ‘It could be set anywhere in the world as it is about the conflict between man and the environment and about man versus man.’
      • ‘They offer volume and student discounts and will send mail orders anywhere.’
      • ‘This place is home, if anywhere is, and I love it with a deep passion.’
      • ‘The simplicity of the design allows for quick and easy set up anywhere around town where concrete exists.’
      • ‘The White Ribbon Campaign stands for peace anywhere, everywhere, and in any form.’
      • ‘Violence of any type by anyone and anywhere should be vehemently condemned.’
      • ‘We see national glory in State of Art installations, to match the best anywhere in the world.’
      • ‘This was as good a goal as you would see anywhere this year and is definitely a candidate for the goal of the season accolade.’
      • ‘With all the various airlines operating from the airport it is easy and convenient to travel anywhere.’
      • ‘The service is provided anywhere in Ireland for the price of a local call.’
      • ‘Matthews will still be able to drink in pubs, but will breach the order if he is caught boozing in public anywhere in England or Wales.’
      • ‘It is the biggest cash grant for surgeries anywhere outside London.’
      • ‘You can go to Spain or anywhere else in Europe and smoke by the bar or while sitting in a pub, or even go into a shop and smoke.’
      • ‘The bag can then be placed anywhere where space is limited, such as with a concrete or paved backyard, patio, or balcony.’
      • ‘Mr Ings said he believed the gang stole the cigarettes because they are a high-value product that can be sold anywhere.’
      • ‘He knows what frightens us most is that the next attack could be anywhere, anytime.’
      • ‘Larry, we have the safest food supply anywhere in the world, but there are some gaps in it.’
    2. 1.2Used to indicate a range.
      ‘he could get anywhere from three to seven years’
      • ‘Within the bounds of goat's milk there are so many flavours, ranging anywhere from sweet and tangy to just plain stinky.’
      • ‘Depending on who you spoke with, the death toll ranged anywhere from two to ten.’
      • ‘Estimates on when further action may start up range anywhere from three to nine months.’
      • ‘Along the route the rocks range anywhere from gumball size to golf ball size and larger.’
      • ‘Today, their number is estimated to be anywhere from 200,000 to more than half a million.’
      • ‘Food banks at these universities are open anywhere from two to 40 hours per week.’
      • ‘You can spend anywhere from a couple of hours to the entire day enjoying the Cades Cove loop.’
      • ‘The Amundsen will stay at each stop anywhere from one to three days, depending on the size of the community.’
      • ‘The entire play is a lengthy affair and may sometimes take anywhere from a few days to a number of weeks for completion.’
      • ‘No personal belongings were found on the body which had been in the river for anywhere between three and 12 months.’
      • ‘These can be anywhere from eight to 30 years old and are generally consumed straight.’
      • ‘At the right price, they agree to have a corporate logo tattooed on to their skin for anywhere between a few days and several years.’
      • ‘I'd put their ages at eight and ten, although they could have been anywhere from four to thirty-seven.’
      • ‘They can be anywhere from too small to be seen with the naked eye to as big as the chips thrown out by a chainsaw.’
      • ‘It is a technical matter, which may take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to settle, he explained.’
      • ‘It would be anywhere from four to six months or longer before we would be back in our homes.’
      • ‘These milkmen supply anywhere between ten and thirty litres a day to households.’
      • ‘With recorded information the point of consumption can be anywhere from seconds to millennia ahead.’
      • ‘Foulds also said the delays could take anywhere from three to four weeks to straighten out.’
      • ‘But from then on, the length before the case comes to trial can be anywhere from six months to years.’


  • Any place.

    ‘he doesn't have anywhere to live’
    • ‘I didn't have anywhere to go.’
    • ‘Is there anywhere we can go that God doesn’t see?’
    • ‘Is there anywhere I can buy a Mountain Bike online?’


    anywhere near
    • 1At all near (used for emphasis)

      ‘I wouldn't dream of letting a surgeon anywhere near my eyes’
      • ‘Following their arrests both denied being anywhere near the scene.’
      • ‘If you have been anywhere near City Hall in the past two days there is no way to have missed the structure being erected.’
      • ‘It was to drive stainless-steel pipes down through the danger zone, and pick up the water before it got anywhere near it.’
      • ‘We can't mine anywhere near, nor discharge anything into salmon spawning streams.’
      • ‘If you live anywhere near an arterial or collector street, you've got an increasing problem.’
      • ‘Many of the Brits now visiting Spain don't go anywhere near a beach.’
      • ‘I have relegated my studying to the basement, because if I go anywhere near my room I will go to bed.’
      • ‘No one wants a tip or incinerator anywhere near them but will shout their heads off if they are asked to recycle or reduce what they throw away.’
      • ‘No shops, and no schools anywhere near, they are further up the road.’
      • ‘I had to leave home at 18 to go to uni as my parents didn't live anywhere near one.’
      • ‘In any case no-one would have dared to go anywhere near Princess Esther.’
      • ‘Cades Cove is a must see if you are anywhere near the Smoky Mountains on your vacation.’
      • ‘Most young couples can't afford to buy a block of land anywhere near the coast and build a house on it these days.’
      • ‘I didn't see it clearly but wherever the guy with the ball was going it wasn't anywhere near the goal.’
      • ‘People living in Anchor Road, Clacton, are fed up with not being able to park anywhere near their properties.’
      • ‘This is the National Theatre's touring production - if it plays anywhere near you, do not miss it.’
      • ‘People shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a computer unless they've rudimentary lessons in how to use one.’
      • ‘And now I don't live anywhere near this place that holds such importance for me.’
      • ‘I can just about put up with cats, if they don't come anywhere near me.’
      • ‘When he came home he was not allowed to be anywhere near my sister and me.’
      1. 1.1Remotely close to in extent, level, or scope.
        ‘imitations rarely look anywhere near as good as the real thing’
        • ‘In addition, exports have not performed anywhere near the levels the department was hoping for.’
        • ‘Stretched resources prevent police numbers getting anywhere near the levels residents would like.’
        • ‘There just isn't anywhere near the level of excitement when the Jets were around.’
        • ‘It's going to be difficult, but we didn't play anywhere near the level we can in the home leg.’
        • ‘To make matters worse, the line has not played anywhere near its level of the last two years.’
        • ‘Models and textures are adequate, but never get anywhere near a level of impressive detail.’
        • ‘I asked him, not that I thought Matt was anywhere near that close to being the perfect male specimen.’
        • ‘Neither parent is functioning at anywhere near the level that the foster mother does.’
        • ‘Gradually the lack of Northern Irish players performing at anywhere near a decent level is abating.’
        • ‘Two years on, the picture is shifting, but no one in Bradford is pretending the problems are anywhere near being solved.’
        • ‘If this is anywhere near the truth we have a very significant problem, and those nine young men who attacked London will not be the last.’
        • ‘I know that I don't know anywhere near enough about the violence I have talked about here.’
        • ‘Particularly if it is anywhere near as gorgeous tomorrow as it was today, as I'll wake up in the sun and bask.’
        • ‘He felt he would never reach anywhere near his father's histrionic abilities.’
        • ‘Firstly, on its own it doesn't go anywhere near solving Sligo's traffic problems.’
        • ‘They don't look anywhere near as interesting as the genuine article.’
        • ‘The Ticonderoga was navigated using the most advanced methods of the time but it wasn't anywhere near automated.’
        • ‘I have several potential job opportunities around at the moment, but none excited me anywhere near as much as this one.’
        • ‘I just got back from seeing it… its not the worst film… its not anywhere near the best.’
        • ‘Where buses will go is anyone's guess and by the look of things, it will be the spring before things are anywhere near back to normal.’