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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Any  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  any 
  adj  1:  (in  negative  statements)  either  every  little  or  very  great 
  but  unspecified;  "can't  stand  any  noise";  "could  not 
  endure  chemotherapy  for  any  length  of  time"  [syn:  {any(a)}] 
  2:  one  or  some  or  every  or  all  without  specification;  "give  me 
  any  peaches  you  don't  want";  "not  any  milk  is  left";  "any 
  child  would  know  that";  "pick  any  card";  "any  day  now"; 
  "cars  can  be  rented  at  almost  any  airport";  "at  twilight 
  or  any  other  time";  "beyond  any  doubt";  "need  any  help  we 
  can  get";  "give  me  whatever  peaches  you  don't  want";  "no 
  milk  whatsoever  is  left"  [syn:  {any(a)},  {whatever},  {whatsoever}] 
  adv  :  to  any  degree  or  extent;  "it  isn't  any  better" 




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