['enɪ] or ['ɛni]
(adj.) 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' .
(adv.) to any degree or extent; 'it isn't any better'.
Edited by Dwight--From WordNet
(a. & pron.) One indifferently, out of an indefinite number; one indefinitely, whosoever or whatsoever it may be.
(a. & pron.) Some, of whatever kind, quantity, or number; as, are there any witnesses present? are there any other houses like it?
(adv.) To any extent; in any degree; at all.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
a. . A single one (of many), any one.. Some (indefinitely).
ad. Somewhat, at all, in any degree.
Edited by Ahmed
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′rianism—advs. 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.
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- Yes, but such care could have been furnished by any one of us. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- You never noticed it, any more than you noticed me. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- He knew how to blow any sort of bridge that you could name and he had blown them of all sizes and constructions. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- For what does reason discover, when it pronounces any action vicious? David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- Until Edison made his wonderful invention in 1877, the human race was entirely without means for preserving or passing on to posterity its own linguistic utterances or any other vocal sound. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Not a word had been spoken during the present session on any of these topics. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- But in the better grades of material the printing is well done, and the color designs are fairly fast, and a little care in the laundry suffices to eliminate any danger of fading. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- There is scarcely any man alive who does not think himself meritorious for giving his neighbour five pounds. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- By only raising my voice, and saying any thing two or three times over, she is sure to hear; but then she is used to my voice. Jane Austen. Emma.
- Such companies, therefore, commonly draw to themselves much greater stocks, than any private copartnery can boast of. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- I hadn't any particular work to give him, but I had a number of small induction coils, and to give him something to do I told him to fix them up and sell them among his sailor friends. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- But as Elizabeth could not receive comfort from any such expectation, she made no answer. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
- I haven't any sister, or father and mother either. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- Every day, now, old Scriptural phrases that never possessed any significance for me before, take to themselves a meaning. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- Not but what myself and Micawber have our hands pretty full, in general, on account of Mr. Wickfield's being hardly fit for any occupation, sir. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- But nothing will induce me to quarrel with any one to-night. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Anybody here seen anything of any such game? Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Tell my servant to bring me up some hot water at half-past eight in the morning, and that I shall not want him any more to-night. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- The business may still flourish with good management, and the master become as rich as any of the company. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- Will any coach—' 'I don't mean that he thould go in the comic livery,' said Sleary. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- Mr. Carruthers has got a trap, and so the dangers of the lonely road, if there ever were any dangers, are now over. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Did you ever see any one who was kind to such things? Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- If I must disgrace myself by such a bargain with any man, I prefer that it be one I already despise. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- But I wasn't crazy in any complicated manner. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- You will let me know any fresh development, Miss Smith. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Have you come to any conclusion, sir, in your own mind, while I have been reading? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- I never made any plans about what I'd do when I grew up. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- This was a class of plant which the inquirers desired to purchase outright and operate themselves, usually because of remoteness from any possible source of general supply of current. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- At last he was happily got down without any accident, and then he began to beat Mr. Guppy with a hoop-stick in quite a frantic manner. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- So we were left to take leave of one another without any restraint. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
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