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UK [ˈenɪˌweə(r)] / US [ˈenɪˌwer] adverb, pronoun
Summary:

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) [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) 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) 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.

anywhere from ... to:

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

not be getting/going anywhere — to not be making any progress, or to not be likely to achieve anything

not be getting/going anywhere with/on:

So far, Jack doesn't seem to be getting anywhere with his writing career.

It is clear that Parliament is not going anywhere on social reform.

See:

English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

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  • Anywhere — A ny*where, adv. In any place. Udall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anywhere — (adv.) late 14c., from ANY (Cf. any) + WHERE (Cf. where). Earlier words in this sense were owhere, oughwhere, aywhere, lit. aught where (see AUGHT (Cf. aught) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • anywhere — ► ADVERB ▪ in or to any place. ► PRONOUN ▪ any place …   English terms dictionary

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