any·​time | \ ˈe-nē-ˌtīm How to pronounce anytime (audio) \

Definition of anytime

: at any time whatever The bus should be here anytime now.

Examples of anytime in a Sentence

You can call me anytime. I'm always home. We should arrive anytime between 5 and 6 p.m. The bus should be here anytime now.
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Recent Examples on the Web But the 20-year-old Burlington, Vermont, resident isn’t planning on leaving the East Coast in search of fluffier pow anytime soon. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, "East Coaster Zeb Powell Is Progressing Snowboarding—On And Off The Mountain," 9 Apr. 2021 Should either of their deaths come anytime soon, Buckingham Palace is prepared with two very different strict protocols. Alex Warner, Marie Claire, "Here's What Will Happen When Prince Philip Dies," 9 Apr. 2021 The lawyers are fully involved now, so don’t expect any revelations anytime soon. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc: UC basketball is a white-hot mess now and for the foreseeable future," 9 Apr. 2021 The risk for severe weather isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Leigh Morgan, al, "Forecasters watching for severe weather today, Friday and Saturday," 8 Apr. 2021 But this is fantasy, because giant companies are not going to be disrupted anytime soon. Paul Ford, Wired, "My Dream of the Great Unbundling," 8 Apr. 2021 Still, experts say Americans won't be setting masks aside anytime soon. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, "Rapper is selling a smart mask for $299," 6 Apr. 2021 Even now that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been replaced by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Bostock won't be overturned anytime soon. Noah Feldman Bloomberg Opinion, Star Tribune, "Banning trans girls from sports is unconstitutional," 6 Apr. 2021 Even as more and more people are vaccinated and the risks involved with the pandemic decrease for the vaccinated elderly people spending time outside their homes, Teyf isn’t planning to end his project anytime soon. Shira Hanau,, "Chef cooks, delivers meals to Holocaust survivors," 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of anytime

1822, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anytime was in 1822

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12 Apr 2021

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“Anytime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of anytime

: at any time

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