Meaning of “nowhere” in the English Dictionary

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"nowhere" in British English

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nowhereadverb

uk /ˈnəʊ.weər/ us /ˈnoʊ.wer/

B1 in, at, or to no place; not anywhere:

These young people have nowhere (else) to go.
Nowhere does the article mention the names of the people involved.

UK not in a successful or winning position:

The horse I bet on finished nowhere.

More examples

  • We'll get nowhere if all you can do is criticize.
  • That ball was definitely in! It was nowhere near the line!
  • I did reasonably well at school but nowhere near as well as my sister or brother.
  • It must be rough to have two kids and nowhere to live.
  • Some species exist in this small area of forest and nowhere else on earth.

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

"nowhere" in American English

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nowhereadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈnoʊˌhweər, -ˌweər/

in, at, or to no place; not anywhere:

Nowhere in the statement did he apologize for what he had done.
Nowhere else will you find such wonderful beaches.

(Definition of “nowhere” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)