Meaning of ANY in English


[any] adj [ME, fr. OE aenig; akin to OHG einag any, OE an one--more at one] (bef. 12c) 1: one or some indiscriminately of whatever kind: a: one or another taken at random "ask ~ man you meet" b: every--used to indicate one selected without restriction "~ child would know that"

2: one, some, or all indiscriminately of whatever quantity: a: one or more--used to indicate an undetermined number or amount "have you ~ money" b: all--used to indicate a maximum or whole "needs ~ help he can get" c: a or some without reference to quantity or extent "grateful for ~ favor at all" 3 a: unmeasured or unlimited in amount, number, or extent "~ quantity you desire" b: appreciably large or extended "could not endure it ~ length of time"

[2]any pron, sing or pl in constr (bef. 12c) 1: any person or persons: anyone

2. a: any thing or things b: any part, quantity, or number [3]any adv (14c): to any extent or degree: at all "was never ~ good"

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