nowhere


nowhere

adverb

  1. in or at no place; not anywhere: The missing pen was nowhere to be found.
  2. to no place: We went nowhere last weekend.

noun

  1. the state of nonexistence or seeming nonexistence: A gang of thieves appeared from nowhere.
  2. anonymity or obscurity: She came from nowhere to win the championship.
  3. an unknown, remote, or nonexistent place or region.

adjective Informal.

  1. being or leading nowhere; pointless; futile: to be stuck in a nowhere job.
  2. worthless or useless: That’s a nowhere idea if I ever heard one.

Idioms

  1. miles from nowhere, in a remote, isolated, or inaccessible area.
  2. nowhere near, not nearly: There’s nowhere near enough food to go around.

adverb

  1. in, at, or to no place; not anywhere
  2. get nowhere or get nowhere fast informal to fail completely to make any progress
  3. nowhere near far from; not nearly

noun

  1. a nonexistent or insignificant place
  2. middle of nowhere a completely isolated, featureless, or insignificant place

adv.Old English nahwær “nowhere, not at all;” see no + where. Similar constructions were attempted with nowhat (1520s) and nowhen (1764), but they failed to take hold and remain nonce words. In addition to the idiom beginning with nowhere

  • nowhere near
  • also see:

  • get nowhere
  • in the middle (of nowhere)
  • out of nowhere
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