anytime

adverb
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 Any chance Klingberg ends up as a healthy scratch anytime soon? Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Matt’s Mail: Signing Anton Khudobin for next season, trading defensemen and more," 19 Feb. 2020 But with an experience like the one at the mission that these women just had — along with 700 or so of their neighbors — that’s a matter of faith that is going to be difficult to take for granted anytime soon. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, "Getting Real About Christianity," 17 Feb. 2020 Seed and venture capital investors have poured more than $6 billion into genetics startups since 2000, and the stream of capital isn’t likely to end anytime soon as new technologies, including the ability to edit genes, emerge. Dasia Moore, Quartz, "How businesses are building an industry using your DNA," 17 Feb. 2020 The singer doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "At least 6 celebrities are showing off new face tattoos. They include a sneaker and bloody buzz saw," 15 Feb. 2020 Second part of the question, Posey won’t become a full-time first baseman anytime soon. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Giants mailbag: Will Joey Bart debut soon, shifting Buster Posey to first base?," 14 Feb. 2020 Miami Marlins World Series odds The Marlins (+100000) share the longest odds with the Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals, so don’t expect any parades down Calle Ocho anytime soon. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "How many games will the Miami Marlins win in 2020?," 13 Feb. 2020 Armed with a new arsenal of 64 possible combinations, you won’t be bored with salmon anytime soon. Los Angeles Times, "Eight quick sides to serve with salmon for your weeknight dinner," 12 Feb. 2020 Concept cars and patents make clear that automakers like this kind of idea, but in an industry where cost and reliability trump most considerations, don’t expect such a shift anytime soon. Alex Davies, Wired, "With In-Car AR, Drivers Get a New View of the Road Ahead," 12 Feb. 2020

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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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22 Feb 2020

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“Anytime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anytime. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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anytime

adverb
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English Language Learners Definition of anytime

: at any time

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