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any

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adjective \ˈe-nē\

Definition of any

  1. 1 :  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.

  2. 2 :  one, some, or all indiscriminately of whatever quantity:a :  one or more —used to indicate an undetermined number or amount Do you have any money?b :  all —used to indicate a maximum or whole He needs any help he can get.c :  a or some without reference to quantity or extent I'd be grateful for any favor at all.

  3. 3a :  unmeasured or unlimited in amount, number, or extent any quantity you desireb :  appreciably large or extended could not endure it any length of time

Examples of any in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of any

Middle English, from Old English ǣnig; akin to Old High German einag any, Old English ān one — more at one


2

any

pronoun, singular or plural in construction

Definition of any

  1. 1 :  any person or persons :  anyone I don't know any of them.

  2. 2a :  any thing or things The movie's opening scene is as powerful as any I've seen.b :  any part, quantity, or number You haven't eaten any of your salad.

Origin and Etymology of any

see 1any


3

any

adverb

Definition of any

  1. :  to any extent or degree :  at all was never any good No, it doesn't help me any.

Examples of any in a Sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of any

see 1any


ANY Defined for English Language Learners

any

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adjective

Definition of any for English Language Learners

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

any

adverb

Definition of any for English Language Learners

  • : to the least amount or degree


ANY Defined for Kids

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any

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adjective \ˈe-nē\

Definition of any for Students

  1. 1 :  whichever one of Ask directions from any person you meet.

  2. 2 :  of whatever number or amount Do you need any help?


2

any

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pronoun

Definition of any for Students

  1. 1 :  any one or ones of the people or things in a group Are any of you ready?

  2. 2 :  any amount Is there any left?


3

any

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adverb

Definition of any for Students

  1. :  to the least amount or degree You can't get it any cleaner. This watch was never any good.



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