Definition of everywhere in English:



  • 1In or to all places:

    ‘I've looked everywhere’
    ‘everywhere she went she was feted’
    • ‘He reasoned that time was constant, that it applied everywhere in the universe in exactly the same way.’
    • ‘It seems that human baldness is attractive everywhere except on the head.’
    • ‘Big capitalists everywhere are always a bit resentful of bigger capitalists.’
    • ‘The low-velocity zone occurs almost everywhere, except perhaps under cratonic areas.’
    • ‘It could be a ticket to a career, but critics call them an affront to women everywhere.’
    • ‘It's not always possible to walk or cycle everywhere and for many people cars are essential.’
    • ‘In other words, the technology must fail always and everywhere, which it clearly does not.’
    • ‘Naturally they're seldom alone, as people seem to invite them everywhere.’
    • ‘On the one hand, Lee suggests that audiences are being underestimated everywhere.’
    • ‘The laws against the Jews were not, however, everywhere the same, nor were they always fully enforced.’
    • ‘Nova Scotia is no exception; everywhere you go there are pipers belting out tunes.’
    • ‘His career is enough to give hope to struggling thespians everywhere.’
    • ‘I am always busy and so try to drive everywhere as quickly as possible.’
    • ‘Only the children run and shriek and throw stones and wrestle like children everywhere, making balls out of rags.’
    • ‘The girl was to take it everywhere she went and always to be aware that it was with her.’
    • ‘There is a growing consensus, everywhere except Downing Street, that this is the way forward.’
    • ‘He is a sore loser who wants to win at all costs, always and everywhere.’
    • ‘The integration of custom and the West is everywhere you look, especially in the churches.’
    • ‘Centralised economic management has failed everywhere it has been tried.’
    • ‘It is the prayerful longing of people everywhere for universal peace and fraternity.’
    1. 1.1 Common or widely distributed:
      ‘sandwich bars are everywhere’
      • ‘If I'd won the Booker or the Commonwealth Prize my books would have been everywhere.’
      • ‘As it says on office walls everywhere, the boss isn't always right, but he's always the boss.’
      • ‘They are a common bird in Florida and they can be seen everywhere nesting on telegraph poles.’
      • ‘It is nice to walk through our high street and not see litter everywhere.’
      • ‘They were everywhere and, yes, many different styles, but always brown and blue.’
      • ‘The union flag was everywhere and all the Commonwealth flags were out.’
      • ‘There was so much blood and glass everywhere it was hard to tell what you were looking at.’
      • ‘She's terrified because well, there are guns and stuff everywhere and the dog is just a puppy.’
      • ‘To Lease signs are everywhere in what was once one of Manhattan's premier districts.’
      • ‘The main focus should be spread out all over Canada, because there are great acts everywhere.’
      • ‘In Venezuela you can buy these everywhere, in roadside stalls and cafes.’
      • ‘But now it's got to the stage where people don't mention it at all because it's just everywhere.’
      • ‘Yes, it is everywhere now, and you are probably sick of hearing about it.’
      • ‘Gas is a common fuel, it is pumped everywhere and all of us live and work in the vicinity of gas pipes.’
      • ‘Broadband is everywhere in abundance - except where it is needed, in the final mile to the home.’
      • ‘They are on sale everywhere but here you can still smell the smoke.’
      • ‘The entire place had ice everywhere and a majority of the houses were made of crystal.’
      • ‘She had friends everywhere and she was always smiling - right up until the day she died.’
      • ‘Spaghetti may be everywhere but flat leaf parsley is still not widely available in Dumfries.’
      • ‘He said paving slabs had been tipped up and there was mud everywhere.’
      all over, all around, in all places, in every place, in every spot, in every part, in every nook and cranny, in each place, far and wide, near and far, high and low, here and there, here, there, and everywhere, throughout the land, the world over, worldwide
      widely, extensively, exhaustively, thoroughly
      all over the place
      all over the shop
      all over the map
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  • [mass noun] All places or directions:

    ‘everywhere was in darkness’


Middle English: formerly also as two words.