Definition of nowhere adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(also no place)
not in or to any place
This animal is found in Australia, and nowhere else.There was nowhere for me to sit.“Where are you going this weekend?” “Nowhere special.”Nowhere is the effect of government policy more apparent than in agriculture.IDIOMS

get/go nowhere


get someone nowhere

to make no progress or have no success; to allow someone to do this
We discussed it all morning but got nowhere.Talking to him will get you nowhere.get nowherego nowhere

lead (someone) nowhere

to have no successful result for someone
This discussion is leading us nowhere.lead nowhere

the middle of nowhere

(informal) a place that is a long way from other buildings, towns, etc.She lives on a small farm in the middle of nowhere.the middle of nowhere

not anywhere near/nowhere near

far from; not at all
The job doesn't pay anywhere near enough for me.not anywhere near nearnot anywhere nowhere near

nowhere to be found/seen


nowhere in sight

impossible for anyone to find or see
The children were nowhere to be seen.A peace settlement is nowhere in sight (= is not likely in the near future).nowhere to be foundnowhere to be seen