anywhere - definition and synonyms

adverb, pronoun 

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Anywhere can be used in the following ways:
as an adverb: I’m not going anywhere today.
as a pronoun: a tiny island a long way from anywhere.
  1. 1
    [usually in negatives or questions] used instead of ‘somewhere’ when you are saying whether someone or something exists in even one place or goes to even one place

    He never travels anywhere without his camera.

    Did you go anywhere interesting?

    Is there anywhere where I could hire a bike?

    anywhere else:

    These giant tortoises are not found anywhere else in the world.

  2. 2
    used when you are not referring to one particular place, because what you are saying applies to every place

    If you see my keys lying around anywhere, put them on my desk.

    You can sit anywhere you like.

    He was prepared to travel anywhere in the world in search of adventure.

  3. 3
    used for saying that a number or amount is within a particular range, when you cannot give a single exact figure
    anywhere between:

    A headteacher can earn anywhere between £25,000 and £80,000 a year, depending on the size of the school.


    The journey can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.

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