Definition of anywhere in English:



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

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


  • Any place.

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