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any adj
1 (in negative statements) either every little or very great but unspecified; "can't stand any noise"; "could not endure chemotherapy for any length of time" [syn: any(a)]
2 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" [syn: any(a), whatever, whatsoever] adv : to any degree or extent; "it isn't any better"

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  • a UK /ˈɛnɪ/, /"EnI/
  • a US /ˈɛni/, /"Eni/
  • Rhymes: -ɛni


  1. A guaranteed selection from (a set). At least one, sometimes more (of a set).
    Choose any items you want.
    Any person may apply.
    (With negative:) I haven't got any money.
  1. Any thing(s) or person(s).
    Any may apply.






  • /aɲ/|lang=ca


  1. year

Extensive Definition

Any or ANY may refer to:
any in French: ANY
any in Italian: ANY

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a, a certain, all, all and some, all and sundry, an, any one, anybody, anyone, anything, atomic, aught, certain, each, each and all, each and every, each one, either, every, every one, exclusive, individual, indivisible, integral, irreducible, lone, measured, monadic, monistic, one, one and all, quantified, quantitative, quantitive, quantized, simple, single, singular, sole, solid, solitary, some, something, somewhat, unanalyzable, undivided, uniform, unique, unitary, whole
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