Definition of anywhere in English:



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

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


  • Any place.

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


  • anywhere near

    • 1At all near (used for emphasis)

      ‘I wouldn't dream of letting a surgeon anywhere near my eyes’
      • ‘Cades Cove is a must see if you are anywhere near the Smoky Mountains on your vacation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In any case no-one would have dared to go anywhere near Princess Esther.’
      • ‘I didn't see it clearly but wherever the guy with the ball was going it wasn't anywhere near the goal.’
      • ‘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 have relegated my studying to the basement, because if I go anywhere near my room I will go to bed.’
      • ‘When he came home he was not allowed to be anywhere near my sister and me.’
      • ‘If you have been anywhere near City Hall in the past two days there is no way to have missed the structure being erected.’
      • ‘We can't mine anywhere near, nor discharge anything into salmon spawning streams.’
      • ‘Following their arrests both denied being anywhere near the scene.’
      • ‘People living in Anchor Road, Clacton, are fed up with not being able to park anywhere near their properties.’
      • ‘It was to drive stainless-steel pipes down through the danger zone, and pick up the water before it got anywhere near it.’
      • ‘I had to leave home at 18 to go to uni as my parents didn't live anywhere near one.’
      • ‘No shops, and no schools anywhere near, they are further up the road.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This is the National Theatre's touring production - if it plays anywhere near you, do not miss it.’
      • ‘I can just about put up with cats, if they don't come anywhere near me.’
      1. 1.1Remotely close to in extent, level, or scope.
        ‘imitations rarely look anywhere near as good as the real thing’
        • ‘It's going to be difficult, but we didn't play anywhere near the level we can in the home leg.’
        • ‘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.’
        • ‘I just got back from seeing it… its not the worst film… its not anywhere near the best.’
        • ‘To make matters worse, the line has not played anywhere near its level of the last two years.’
        • ‘In addition, exports have not performed anywhere near the levels the department was hoping for.’
        • ‘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.’
        • ‘Stretched resources prevent police numbers getting anywhere near the levels residents would like.’
        • ‘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.’
        • ‘Models and textures are adequate, but never get anywhere near a level of impressive detail.’
        • ‘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.’
        • ‘Two years on, the picture is shifting, but no one in Bradford is pretending the problems are anywhere near being solved.’
        • ‘He felt he would never reach anywhere near his father's histrionic abilities.’
        • ‘Gradually the lack of Northern Irish players performing at anywhere near a decent level is abating.’
        • ‘The Ticonderoga was navigated using the most advanced methods of the time but it wasn't anywhere near automated.’
        • ‘Neither parent is functioning at anywhere near the level that the foster mother does.’
        • ‘I asked him, not that I thought Matt was anywhere near that close to being the perfect male specimen.’
        • ‘I have several potential job opportunities around at the moment, but none excited me anywhere near as much as this one.’
        • ‘There just isn't anywhere near the level of excitement when the Jets were around.’