anywhere Definition

in, to, or at any place.

Using anywhere: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "anywhere" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I can work from anywhere with an internet connection.

  • Example

    Do you want to go anywhere special for dinner?

  • Example

    She looked everywhere for her lost keys.

anywhere Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for anywhere

Phrases with anywhere

  • any other place than the current one, often used to express dissatisfaction or a desire to leave


    I'm so bored in this town, I'd rather be anywhere but here.

  • to not make progress or achieve success in a particular task or goal


    I've been trying to fix my computer all day, but I can't seem to get anywhere with it.

  • to avoid or stay away from someone or something because of fear, dislike, or danger


    I won't go anywhere near that dog, it looks aggressive.

Origins of anywhere

from any + where


Summary: anywhere in Brief

The adverb 'anywhere' [ˈɛniwɛː] refers to any place, and is often used to indicate flexibility or lack of restriction. It can be used in phrases like 'anywhere but here,' expressing dissatisfaction or a desire to leave, and 'not get anywhere,' meaning to not make progress or achieve success. The phrase 'go anywhere near' implies avoidance or fear.

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