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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The women who wear Comme des Garçons and major Molly Goddard dresses won’t be paring things back anytime soon—and thank goodness for that. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The Biggest Street-Style Trends of Fall 2019," 13 Mar. 2019 The project isn’t likely to be profitable anytime soon given its small scale. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "The World’s Biggest Brands Want You to Refill Your Orange Juice and Deodorant," 24 Jan. 2019 Currently, Walmart doesn’t have plans anytime soon to deploy this system in its retail stores. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Walmart secured a patent to eavesdrop on shoppers and employees," 21 Dec. 2018 He's seen more dermatologists than the average person, and would develop social anxiety anytime his skin flared up. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Matthew Noszka's Nighttime Skincare Routine," 11 Dec. 2018 But anytime a red-blooded boy like Captain Kirk gets a beautiful dame in his arms like Lt. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "50 years ago, Star Trek’s history was sealed with the Uhura-Kirk kiss," 22 Nov. 2018 Guests are encouraged to hold onto their ticket for re-entry to the house at anytime during normal house tour hours. Courant Community, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 15 May 2018 If the past several years are any indication, don’t expect a diplomatic solution anytime soon. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "What You Need to Know About the South China Sea, the World's Next Hot Spot," 27 Feb. 2019 These kind of issues won’t show up on the balance sheet anytime soon. Vanessa Fuhrmans, WSJ, "Amazon Leaves New York but Not the Spotlight," 16 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of anytime

1822, in the meaning defined above

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22 Mar 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of anytime

: at any time

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