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any

an·y

any

 
pronunciation:
e ni
parts of speech:
adjective, pronoun, adverb
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: some or one, without further specification.
a choice of any six
similar words:
all
definition 2: one or another; each and every.
Any child can learn.
similar words:
all
definition 3: whatever or all, without restriction.
They will win at any cost.
similar words:
all
definition 4: even a very small amount of (used after a negative).
I don't want any trouble.
 
part of speech: pronoun
definition 1: an unspecified person or persons; anybody.
She was kinder than any.
similar words:
all
definition 2: a thing, things, or an amount of something implied.
There isn't any on the shelf.There aren't any to be found anywhere.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: to a degree or extent.
Is he any worse than she?