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[en-ee-pleys] /ˈɛn iˌpleɪs/
Origin of anyplace
1915-20; any + place
Usage note
The adverb anyplace is most often written as one word: Anyplace you look there are ruins. It occurs mainly in informal speech and only occasionally in writing. Anywhere is by far the more common form in formal speech and edited writing. The same holds true, respectively, of the adverbial pairs everyplace and everywhere; noplace and nowhere; and someplace and somewhere. The two-word noun phrases any place, every place, no place, and some place occur, however, in all contexts: We can build the house in any place we choose. There's no place like home. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for anyplace
  • And whatever you do, don't go anyplace with any stranger who approaches you.
  • Perhaps it is, but that's no reason it should be controversial anyplace else.
  • The mathematical formulas are universal and free online databases provide solar yield for anyplace in the world.
  • Earthquakes are found anyplace you put instruments to detect them.
  • anyplace that wouldn't tell you salary at the time of offer is no place you would want to work.
  • Time to put these corporations on a leash, and put them well away from anyplace they can do more harm to the public.
  • It's no more perfect, and no less so, than anyplace else.
  • Wars and vendettas have always ravaged churches, marketplaces, anyplace that happened to be in the way or opportune.
  • They are apt to sing anytime and anyplace they happen to be.
  • And, quite frankly, that makes us different than anyplace else in the world.
British Dictionary definitions for anyplace


(US & Canadian, informal) in, at, or to any unspecified place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for anyplace

1911, from any + place.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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