nowhere Definition

  • 1not in or to any place
  • 2not existing or having no value

Using nowhere: Examples

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

  • Example

    I looked everywhere but found nowhere to sit.

  • Example

    The company's profits were going nowhere.

  • Example

    He came from nowhere and disappeared into nowhere.

  • Example

    The road led nowhere.

nowhere Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for nowhere

Antonyms for nowhere

Phrases with nowhere

  • make no progress or achieve no result


    We've been trying to solve this problem for hours, but we're getting nowhere.

  • suddenly and unexpectedly


    The car came out of nowhere and hit me.

  • not result in anything useful or successful


    His efforts to find a job were leading nowhere.

Origins of nowhere

from Old English 'nāhwǣr', meaning 'not anywhere'


Summary: nowhere in Brief

'Nowhere' [ˈnoʊˌwɛr] is an adverb that describes the absence of a location or the lack of value. It is often used in phrases like 'get nowhere,' which means to make no progress, and 'out of nowhere,' which means suddenly and unexpectedly. The phrase 'lead nowhere' implies that something is not resulting in anything useful or successful.

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