any-where

anywhere

[en-ee-hwair, -wair]
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; Middle English anywher(e), aniquar. See any, where


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anywhere (ˈɛnɪˌwɛə)
 
adv
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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anywhere
c.1300, from any + where. Earlier words in this sense were owhere, oughwhere, aywhere, lit. "aught where" (see aught (1)).
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