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an·y

any

 
pronunciation:
e ni
parts of speech:
adjective, pronoun, adverb
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: one or some of a certain thing, no matter which, how much, or how many.
The place is empty, so we can sit at any table.Any pictures left on the wall will be removed.
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?