anywhere
I. adverb Date: 14th century 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
>
II. noun Date: 1924 any place

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  • anywhere — [ən′ēhwerz΄, ən′ēwerz΄ən′ēhwer΄, ən′ēwer΄] adv. 1. in, at, or to any place 2. Informal at all; to any extent: Also [Informal or Dial.] Informal Dial. anywheres [ən′ēhwerz΄, ən′ēwerz΄] ☆ anywhere from Informal any amount, rate, time, etc. between… …   English World dictionary

  • Anywhere — A ny*where, adv. In any place. Udall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anywhere — (adv.) late 14c., from ANY (Cf. any) + WHERE (Cf. where). Earlier words in this sense were owhere, oughwhere, aywhere, lit. aught where (see AUGHT (Cf. aught) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anywhere — [n] unspecified area all over, anyplace, everywhere, in any place, in whatever place, wherever; concept 198 …   New thesaurus

  • anywhere — ► ADVERB ▪ in or to any place. ► PRONOUN ▪ any place …   English terms dictionary

  • anywhere — [[t]e̱ni(h)weə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV INDEF: ADV after v, be ADV, oft ADV cl/group You use anywhere in statements with negative meaning to indicate that a place does not exist. I haven t got anywhere to live... There had never been such a beautiful… …   English dictionary

  • anywhere — an|y|where [ eni,wer ] function word *** Anywhere can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: I m not going anywhere today. as a pronoun: a tiny island a long way from anywhere. 1. ) usually in negatives or questions used instead of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • anywhere — adverb also anyplace Ame 1 in or to any place: Sit anywhere, there are plenty of seats. | Tropical fruit used to be hard to find in Britain but now you can buy it anywhere. (+ in): Apparently that restaurant does the best curry anywhere in London …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • anywhere — an|y|where W3S1 [ˈeniweə US wer] adv also anyplace AmE 1.) in or to any place ▪ Sit anywhere you like. ▪ You can buy clothes like these anywhere. ▪ I don t want to live in London, but I d be happy living anywhere else . 2.) used in questions to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anywhere */*/*/ — UK [ˈenɪˌweə(r)] / US [ˈenɪˌwer] adverb, pronoun Summary: Anywhere can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: I m not going anywhere today. as a pronoun: a tiny island a long way from anywhere. 1) [usually in negatives or questions] used… …   English dictionary

  • anywhere*/*/ — [ˈeniˌweə] grammar word summary: Anywhere can be: ■ an adverb: I m not going anywhere today. ■ a pronoun: a village a long way from anywhere. 1) used instead of ‘somewhere in negatives, questions, and conditional sentences He never travels… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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