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"
to any degree or extent
"it isn't any better"
To even the slightest extent, at all.
At least one; of at least one kind. One at all.
No matter what kind.
Any thing(s) or person(s).
Any may apply.
Origin: eny, from ænig.
one indifferently, out of an indefinite number; one indefinitely, whosoever or whatsoever it may be
some, of whatever kind, quantity, or number; as, are there any witnesses present? are there any other houses like it?
to any extent; in any degree; at all
Origin: [OE. ni, ni, eni, ani, oni, AS. nig, fr. n one. It is akin to OS. nig, OHG. einic, G. einig, D. eenig. See One.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en′ni, adj. one indefinitely: some: whoever. n. An′ybody, any single individual.—adv. Anyhow, in any way whatever: in any case, at least.—ns. An′ything, a thing indefinitely, as opposed to nothing: any whit, to any extent; Anythingā′rian, one with no beliefs in particular; Anythingā′rianism—advs. An′yway, An′yways, in any manner: anyhow: in any case; An′ywhere, An′ywhen, in any place whatever, at any time; An′ywise, in any manner, to any degree.—Any one, any single individual, anybody.—At any rate, whatever may happen, at all events.—If anything, if in any degree. [A.S. ænig—an, one.]
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'any' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #85
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'any' in Written Corpus Frequency: #109
Rank popularity for the word 'any' in Adverbs Frequency: #288
The numerical value of any in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of any in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Never under any circumstances have I ever had any sexual contact of any kind, which includes massages or any physical contact whatsoever, with Jane Doe No. 3.
Let every nation know... that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.
Any fatality, any shooting, any murder of a police officer is a tragedy for that officer, the family and society -- and any one of them is one too many, but there's no evidence of an open war on police. In fact, the evidence is to the contrary.
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- كل, أية, أيما, أيArabic
- всякакъв, всеки, никакъв, някой, какъв да е, кой да е, някакъв, какъвто и да е, който и да е, малко, никойBulgarian
- qualssevol, algun, qualque, qualsevolCatalan, Valencian
- irgendein, alle, jeder, jeglicherGerman
- καθένας, όποιοςGreek
- alguno, alguna, cualquier, cualquiera, algoSpanish
- mistahes, keegi, suvaline, ükskõik milline, igaEstonian
- mitään, jotakin, kuka tahansa, yhtään, mikä tahansaFinnish
- quelconque, n'importe quelFrench
- aon, sam bithScottish Gaelic
- מישהי, מִישֶׁהוּ, כלHebrew
- कोई, कोई भीHindi
- qualsiasi, affatto, qualcheItalian
- 任意, どれも, どれでもJapanese
- секој, некаков, никаков, било којMacedonian
- elk, enigDutch
- którykolwiek, jakiś, każdy, jakikolwiek, ktokolwiekPolish
- qualquer um, algum, qualquerPortuguese
- oricare, nici un, nici o, oriceRomanian
- -нибудь, всякий, любойRussian
- svak, свакSerbo-Croatian
- akýkoľvek, ktokoľvek, čokoľvekSlovak
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