adjective \ˈe-nē\

—used to indicate a person or thing that is not particular or specific

Full Definition of ANY

:  one or some indiscriminately of whatever kind:
a :  one or another taken at random <ask any man you meet>
b :  every —used to indicate one selected without restriction <any child would know that>
:  one, some, or all indiscriminately of whatever quantity:
a :  one or more —used to indicate an undetermined number or amount <have you any money>
b :  all —used to indicate a maximum or whole <needs any help he can get>
c :  a or some without reference to quantity or extent <grateful for any favor at all>
a :  unmeasured or unlimited in amount, number, or extent <any quantity you desire>
b :  appreciably large or extended <could not endure it any length of time>

Examples of ANY

  1. <any person who comes in the store today is eligible for the discount>

Origin of ANY

Middle English, from Old English ǣnig; akin to Old High German einag any, Old English ān one — more at one
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to ANY

Rhymes with ANY


pronoun, singular or plural in construction

Definition of ANY

:  any person or persons :  anyone
a :  any thing or things
b :  any part, quantity, or number

First Known Use of ANY

before 12th century

Rhymes with ANY



: to the least amount or degree

Full Definition of ANY

:  to any extent or degree :  at all <was never any good> <no, it doesn't help me any>

Examples of ANY

  1. The food there is never any good.
  2. He won't be any happier there than he was here.
  3. I could not walk any farther.
  4. I can't eat any more pizza.

First Known Use of ANY

14th century


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