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[en-ee-hwair, -wair] /ˈɛn iˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər/
in, at, or to any place.
to any extent; to some degree:
Does my answer come anywhere near the right one?
any place or direction:
They knew the attack could come from anywhere.
get anywhere, to achieve success:
You'll never get anywhere with that attitude!
Origin of anywhere
1350-1400; Middle English anywher(e), aniquar. See any, where
Usage note
See anyplace. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To create your own instant workspace anywhere, put a flat birch hollow-core door atop two adjustable sawhorses.
  • Thus far, no path had led anywhere, unless perhaps to an exceedingly modest living.
  • Yet there was no sign of lethargy or sluggishness anywhere about it.
  • Visitors can experience this heritage anywhere they happen to venture, whether shore or mountain, small village or city.
  • Feature-length movies in the silent era could run anywhere from six to eight reels, with exceptions for epic productions.
  • Until then, only a handful of prehistoric bird fossils had been unearthed anywhere in the world.
  • It's a kind of marvelous jumble of mediums, periods and quality you wouldn't find anywhere else.
  • If it doesn't, it's not going to get anywhere, so they made sure the tail stayed up.
  • We do concentrate on the freshest seafood available anywhere, though.
  • It's the best campaign coverage anywhere, all in one app.
British Dictionary definitions for anywhere


in, at, or to any place
get anywhere, to be successful: it took three years before he got anywhere
anywhere from, any quantity, time, degree, etc, above a specified limit: he could be anywhere from 40 to 50 years old
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for anywhere

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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