What does any mean?

Definitions for any
ˈɛn iany

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word any.

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"


  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

  4. 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

  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.]

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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

How to pronounce any ?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say any in sign language?

  1. any


  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. Irini Kasidokosta:

    I cannot take any more.

  2. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    We won't take any more.

  3. Paula Cojoln:

    I dont trust any of them.

  4. Sophocles:

    The end excuses any evil.

  5. Anonymous:

    Hit any user to continue.

Images & Illustrations of any

  1. anyanyanyanyany

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