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any·​thing ˈe-nē-ˌthiŋ How to pronounce anything (audio)
: any thing whatever : any such thing


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: at all
anything like
: in any way : at all
it's not anything like as good as it used to be

Examples of anything in a Sentence

Pronoun We were allowed to do anything we wanted to. If you're not sure what to say, just say anything that comes to mind. That dog will eat almost anything. We didn't talk about anything much. The new stadium is spectacular. There's never been anything like it. I'll do anything I can to help. You can't tell him anything about computers. He thinks he's an expert. He'll do anything for a laugh. I'd do anything to see her again. He said he was sorry, but that doesn't really mean anything. See More

Word History

First Known Use


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anything was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Anything.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a thing of any kind
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