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anywhere

[en-ee-hwair, -wair] /ˈɛn iˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər/
adverb
1.
in, at, or to any place.
2.
to any extent; to some degree:
Does my answer come anywhere near the right one?
noun
3.
any place or direction:
They knew the attack could come from anywhere.
Idioms
4.
get anywhere, to achieve success:
You'll never get anywhere with that attitude!
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English anywher(e), aniquar. See any, where
Usage note
See anyplace.
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British Dictionary definitions for any where

anywhere

/ˈɛnɪˌwɛə/
adverb
1.
in, at, or to any place
2.
get anywhere, to be successful it took three years before he got anywhere
3.
anywhere from, any quantity, time, degree, etc, above a specified limit he could be anywhere from 40 to 50 years old
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Word Origin and History for any where

anywhere

adv.

late 14c., from any + where. Earlier words in this sense were owhere, oughwhere, aywhere, literally "aught where" (see aught (1)).

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