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Meaning of ANY

Pronunciation:  'enee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adv]  to any degree or extent; "it isn't any better"
 

ANY is a 3 letter word that starts with A.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A"ny\, a. & pron. [OE. [ae]ni[yogh], [ae]ni, eni, ani, oni,
    AS. [=ae]nig, fr. [=a]n one. It is akin to OS. [=e]nig, OHG.
    einic, G. einig, D. eenig. See {One}.]
    1. One indifferently, out of an indefinite number; one
       indefinitely, whosoever or whatsoever it may be.
    
    Note: Any is often used in denying or asserting without
          limitation; as, this thing ought not be done at any
          time; I ask any one to answer my question.
    
                No man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither
                knoweth any man the Father, save the Son. --Matt.
                                                   xi. 27.
    
    2. Some, of whatever kind, quantity, or number; as, are there
       any witnesses present? are there any other houses like it?
       ``Who will show us any good?'' --Ps. iv. 6.
    
    Note: It is often used, either in the singular or the plural,
          as a pronoun, the person or thing being understood;
          anybody; anyone; (pl.) any persons.
    
                If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, .
                . . and it shall be given him.     --Jas. i. 5.
    
                That if he found any of this way, whether they
                were men or women, he might bring them bound unto
                Jerusalem.                         --Acts ix. 2.
    
    {At any rate}, {In any case}, whatever may be the state of
       affairs; anyhow.
    
    
  2. \A"ny\, adv.
    To any extent; in any degree; at all.
    
          You are not to go loose any longer.      --Shak.
    
          Before you go any farther.               --Steele.
    
    
 
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