What does Any mean?

Definitions for Any
ˈɛn iAny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. any(a), whatever, whatsoeveradverb

    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. anyadverb

    to any degree or extent

    "it isn't any better"

Wiktionary

  1. anyadverb

    To even the slightest extent, at all.

    Etymology: eny, from ænig.

  2. anyadverb

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

    Etymology: eny, from ænig.

  3. anyadverb

    No matter what kind.

    Etymology: eny, from ænig.

  4. anypronoun

    Any thing(s) or person(s).

    Any may apply.

    Etymology: eny, from ænig.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Any

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Any

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Anyadverb

    to any extent; in any degree; at all

    Etymology: [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

  1. Any

    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′rianismadvs. 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. ænigan, one.]

Editors Contribution

  1. any

    A specific amount.

    Any day of the week the shop is open, the family all work there.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 22, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Any

    An Americanism for “at all”--e.g. “It didn’t trouble me any.”

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 for Any »

  1. Ayn, AYN

  2. yan

  3. nay, NAY

  4. NYA

  5. Ayn

  6. Nay

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Any in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Any in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Any in a Sentence

  1. Kyle Ewing:

    We want to make sure any student that comes in has the ability to be successful.

  2. Adolph Hitler:

    The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.

  3. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    God's plan or agenda has never been thwarted and it can never be thwarted by anyone or any force. Yes! And so, God's plan or agenda for your life cannot be thwarted. I mean, with time whatever God has planned for you must surely come to pass. Although, you may be challenged presently. But, sooner or later God will certainly cause his plan or agenda for your life to have its way and take or run its full course. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Carolynn Comstock:

    During the entire rehearsal, no one sneezed, no one coughed, no one there appeared to be sick in any way, so now we know, oh hm, maybe it's transmitted not just by droplets and sneezes or coughs ; maybe it's transmitted just by people talking, just by people being around each other.

  5. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and mask on his face. They are both more or less what the law declares them lawbreakers, destroyers of constitutional rights and liberties and ultimately destroyers of a free America.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. repugnant
    • B. naiant
    • C. askant
    • D. splay

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