Meaning of “anywhere” in the English Dictionary


"anywhere" in English

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anywhereadverb, pronoun

uk /ˈen.i.weər/ us /ˈen.i.wer/ US also anyplace

A2 in, to, or at any place:

You won't find a better plumber anywhere in England.
Go anywhere in the world and you'll find some sort of hamburger restaurant.
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 eat tonight?
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 certain range 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 per hour.

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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 negative statements 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 reserved seats – 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)