Definitions for ANYˈɛn i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•y*ˈɛn i(adj.)

  1. one, a, an, or some; one or more without specification or identification:

    If you have any witnesses, produce them. Pick out any six you like.

  2. whatever or whichever it may be:

    at any price.

  3. in whatever quantity or number, great or small; some:

    Do you have any butter?

  4. every; all:

    Any schoolchild would know that. Read any books you find on the subject.

  5. (following a negative) at all:

    She can't endure any criticism.

  6. (pron.)an unspecified person or persons; anybody; anyone:

    He did better than any before him.

  7. a single one or ones; an unspecified thing or things; a quantity or number:

    We don't have any left.

  8. (adv.)in whatever degree; to some extent; at all:

    Do you feel any better?

Idioms for any:

  1. any which way, in any manner whatever; indifferently or carelessly.

    Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary

* Usage: See anybody, anyone, anyplace, anyway, either.

Origin of any:

bef. 950; ME eni, ani, OE ǣnig (OE ānone+-ig -y1)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. any(a), whatever, whatsoever(adverb)

    one or some or every or all without specification

    "give me any peaches you don't want"; "not any milk is left"; "any child would know that"; "pick any card"; "any day now"; "cars can be rented at almost any airport"; "at twilight or any other time"; "beyond any doubt"; "need any help we can get"; "give me whatever peaches you don't want"; "no milk whatsoever is left"

  2. any(adverb)

    to any degree or extent

    "it isn't any better"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. any(determiner)ˈɛn i

    means "some" in questions and negatives

    Do you have any paper?; There aren't any cookies left.

  2. anyˈɛn i

    whichever one of a particular type

    Any intelligent person can understand this.; Visit any time you want.

  3. any(pronoun)ˈɛn i

    means "some" in questions and negatives

    "Can I have some more chicken, please?" "Sorry, there isn't any left."; We haven't met any of his friends.

  4. anyˈɛn i

    whichever one of a particular type

    Have any of you seen Emily?

  5. any(adverb)ˈɛn i

    emphasizes how or to what extent

    Can you get here any sooner?; You're not working any harder.

Wiktionary

  1. any(Adverb)

    To even the slightest extent, at all.

  2. any(Adverb)

    At least one; of at least one kind. One at all.

  3. any(Adverb)

    No matter what kind.

  4. any(Pronoun)

    Any thing(s) or person(s).

    Any may apply.

  5. Origin: eny, from ænig.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Any

    one indifferently, out of an indefinite number; one indefinitely, whosoever or whatsoever it may be

  2. Any

    some, of whatever kind, quantity, or number; as, are there any witnesses present? are there any other houses like it?

  3. Any(adverb)

    to any extent; in any degree; at all

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ANY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #85

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ANY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #109

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ANY' in Adverbs Frequency: #288

Anagrams of ANY

  1. Ayn, AYN

  2. yan

  3. nay, NAY

  4. NYA

  5. Ayn

  6. Nay


Translations for ANY

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

any(adjective)

one, some, no matter which

`Which dress shall I wear?' `Wear any (dress)'; `Which dresses shall I pack?' `Pack any (dresses)'.

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