Definitions for anythingˈɛn iˌθɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•y•thingˈɛn iˌθɪŋ(pron.)

  1. any thing whatever; something, no matter what:

    Do you have anything for a toothache?

  2. (n.)a thing of any kind.

  3. (adv.)to any degree or extent; in any way; at all:

    Does it taste anything like chocolate?

Idioms for anything:

  1. anything but, in no degree or respect; not in the least.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of anything:

bef. 900

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. anything(pronoun)ˈɛn iˌθɪŋ

    means "something" in questions and negatives

    Did you have anything to eat?; There isn't anything on TV tonight.; I don't have anything else to wear.

  2. anythingˈɛn iˌθɪŋ

    whichever thing or every thing

    You can do anything if you try hard enough.; He's not picky; he'll eat anything.

  3. anythingˈɛn iˌθɪŋ

    means "similar to" in questions and negatives

    I'm not anything like my father.; Is this book anything like her last one?


  1. anything(Noun)

    Someone or something of importance.

  2. anything(Adverb)

    In any way, any extent or any degree.

    That isn't anything like a car.

  3. anything(Pronoun)

    Any object, act, state, event, or fact whatever; thing of any kind; something or other; aught.

    I would not do it for anything.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anything(noun)

    any object, act, state, event, or fact whatever; thing of any kind; something or other; aught; as, I would not do it for anything

  2. Anything(noun)

    expressing an indefinite comparison; -- with as or like

  3. Anything(adverb)

    in any measure; anywise; at all


  1. Anything

    "Anything" is a song by American singer JoJo from her second studio album, The High Road. Written by Beau Dozier, Mischke Butler, and Justin Trugman and released as the album's third and final single in May 2007, the track contains a sample from Toto's 1982 song "Africa"—a former number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100—written by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro. The song premiered on March 19, 2006 on The Second JammX Kids All Star Dance Special. The single was the second official single from The High Road in European countries and was released in the United Kingdom on May 7, 2007; it began gaining airplay there on March 24, 2007, eventually debuting on BBC Radio 1's playlist under the B-list section. JoJo was in the UK during the first two weeks of May to promote the single; she performed at London's G-A-Y on May 12, and appeared on GMTV on May 8 as part of a series of radio and television interviews. "Anything" remained in the top forty of the UK Singles Chart for three weeks.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anything' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #374

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anything' in Written Corpus Frequency: #187

Translations for anything

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(in questions, and negative sentences etc) some thing

Can you see anything?; I can't see anything.

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