any

See also: ǡny, -any, any%, and -ány

English

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Etymology

From Middle English eny, from Old English æniġ, from Proto-Germanic *ainagaz, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz (one), equivalent to one +‎ -y. Cognate to Dutch enig (any, some), German einig (some).

Pronunciation

Adverb

any (not comparable)

  1. 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!
    • 1934, Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance, 1992 Bantam edition, →ISBN, page 58:
      I wasn't any too easy in my mind.
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      'That wouldn't surprise me any.'

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Determiner

any

  1. 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
    • Bible, Matthew xi. 27
      No man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son.
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      In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, [], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned.
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      Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair, and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.
  2. No matter what kind.
    choose any items you want;  any person may apply

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Pronoun

any

  1. Any thing(s) or person(s).
    Any may apply.

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References

  • any at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan, from Latin annus, from Proto-Italic *atnos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂et-no-, probably from *h₂et- (to go).

Pronunciation

Noun

any m (plural anys)

  1. year
    un home de 26 anys
    a 26-year-old man
    Quants anys tens?
    How old are you?

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