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Meaning of “anywhere” in the English Dictionary

"anywhere" in British English

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anywhereadverb, pronoun

uk   /ˈen.i.weər/  us   /-wer/ (US also anyplace)
A2 in, to, or at any ​place: You won't ​find a ​betterplumber anywhere in ​England. Go anywhere in the ​world and you'll ​find some ​sort of ​hamburgerrestaurant. I was ​wondering if there was anywhere I could go to get this ​repaired. There are ​quite a few words that they use in that ​part of the ​country that you don't ​hear anywhere else. They ​live in some ​tiny little ​village miles from anywhere (= a very ​long way from any ​towns).A2 used in ​questions or ​negatives to ​mean "a ​place": I can't ​find my ​keys anywhere. Is there anywhere in ​particular you ​wanted to go to ​eattonight? Did you go anywhere ​interesting this ​summer? Is there anywhere to ​eat around here? used to say that a ​number or ​amount is in a ​certainrange but that you cannot say ​exactly what it is: He ​charges anywhere from $20 to $50 for a ​haircut. As a ​teacher you could ​expect to be ​paid anywhere (= any ​amount) between £25 and £50 ​perhour.

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(Definition of anywhere from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"anywhere" in American English

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anywhereadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈen·iˌhweər, -ˌweər/ (also anyplace)
in, to, or at any ​place whatever or (esp. in ​negativestatements and ​questions) a ​place, but without saying which ​place: I can’t ​find my ​scarf anywhere. There are ​plants in this ​desert that you won’t ​find anywhere ​else. There are no ​reservedseats – just ​sit anywhere you like. Anywhere also ​means within the ​range of or ​approximately: The ​turkey can ​weigh anywhere from ten to twenty ​pounds.
(Definition of anywhere from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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