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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However, that doesn’t necessarily mean a new album is in the cards for anytime soon. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Says She Is Creating New Music," 11 May 2019 And if the spring and fall 2019 runways were any indication, camo isn’t disappearing from our wardrobes anytime soon. Claire Gibson, Marie Claire, "Why My Relationship With Camo Print Is Messy," 29 Apr. 2019 And there’s no indication that this obsession with all-things-retro is changing anytime soon: Consider the latest return to tie-dye prints made iconic in the ‘60s or to more relaxed denim silhouettes like those worn by supermodels in the ‘90s. Glamour, "These Are the 2019 Fashion Trends Actually Worth Investing In," 26 Apr. 2019 But don't expect to see the iconic monument reopen to the public anytime soon. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Here's How You Can Help to Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris," 16 Apr. 2019 Legislators can’t agree over whether to decriminalize CBD, so the discrepancy between state and federal law is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. Meredith Clark, Marie Claire, "Is CBD Even Legal Where You Live?," 12 Apr. 2019 The disparity is greater for women of color, and apparently this won’t change anytime soon: The Institute for Women’s Policy Research estimates that true wage equality won’t be reached until 2059. Emily Farra, Vogue, "21 Reasons to Wear Red for Equal Pay Day," 2 Apr. 2019 Dipoto made a necessary decision in tearing down this team this offseason, but that doesn’t mean the Mariners will be popping bottles in October anytime soon. Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, "If you like spring training, you’re in luck. The Mariners’ season will be six months of it.," 27 Mar. 2019 But former admissions officers worry that the culture that fueled the scam isn’t going away anytime soon. Tyler Kingkade, Town & Country, "College Admissions Has a Fact-Checking Problem. Here's Why.," 24 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of anytime

1822, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of anytime

: at any time

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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