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Definition of ANY

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Any \A"ny\, adv.
     To any extent; in any degree; at all.
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           You are not to go loose any longer.      --Shak. [1913 Webster]

           Before you go any farther.               --Steele. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Any \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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

                 No man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son. --Matt. xi. 27. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

                 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, .
                 . . and it shall be given him.     --Jas. i. 5. [1913 Webster]

                 That if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.                         --Acts ix. 2. [1913 Webster]

     {At any rate}, {In any case}, whatever may be the state of affairs; anyhow. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "any":
     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

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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