Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

anymore

[en-ee-mawr, -mohr]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
adverb
  1. any longer.
  2. nowadays; presently.

Origin of anymore

1350–1400; Middle English ani more any longer

Usage note

The adverb anymore meaning “any longer” or “nowadays” is most commonly spelled as one word. It is used in negative constructions and in some types of questions: Sally doesn't work here anymore. Do you play tennis anymore? In some dialects, chiefly South Midland in origin, it is found in positive statements meaning “nowadays”: Baker's bread is all we eat anymore. Anymore we always take the bus. Its use at the beginning of a sentence is almost exclusive to speech or to representations of speech.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for anymore

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


Word Origin and History for anymore

adv.

one-word form by 1865, from any + more.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.