Any meaning

ĕnē
The definition of any is a quantity, and can be used in place of some or one.

An example of the use of the word any is when asking if there are some teabags in the cabinet.

adjective
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Exceeding normal limits, as in size or duration.

The patient cannot endure chemotherapy for any length of time.

adjective
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Any can be used to refer in vague terms to a person or people.

An example of usage of the word any is to say that someone has achieved more than another.

pronoun
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To any degree or extent; at all.

Didn't feel any better.

adverb
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Some, no matter how much or how little, how many, or what kind.

He can't tolerate any criticism.

adjective
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Every.

Any child can do it.

adjective
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Any one or more persons, things, or quantities.
pronoun
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Even one; the least amount or number of.

I haven't any dimes.

adjective
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Of considerable size or extent.

We won't be able to travel any distance before nightfall.

adjective
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Any is defined as an amount or degree.

An example of the word any is to ask if something is much longer than something else.

adverb
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Any one or ones; any amount or number.
pronoun
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To any degree or extent; at all.

Is he any better this morning?

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

Do you have any biscuits?; do you have any food?; I haven't got any money; it won't do you any good.

determiner
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No matter what kind.

Choose any items you want; any person may apply.

determiner
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Any thing(s) or person(s).

Any may apply.

pronoun
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Any refers to a selection of several things.

An example of using the word any is to say that, when someone asks which day is good for an appointment, whichever day is good.

adjective
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One, some, every, or all without specification.

Take any book you want. Are there any messages for me? Any child would love that. Give me any food you don't want.

adjective
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One, no matter which, of more than two.

Any pupil may answer.

adjective
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Without limit.

Entitled to any number of admissions.

adjective
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To even the slightest extent, at all.

I will not remain here any longer.

If you get any taller, you'll start having to duck through doorways!

adverb
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any day
  • sometime in the next several days (or minutes, etc.)
idiom
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any time
  • sometime soon
idiom
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of any

  • Middle English ani from Old English ǣnig oi-no- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English eny, from Old English æniġ.

    From Wiktionary