any day

1

No particular time, as in It doesn't matter when; any day is fine with me.

2

Also, any day now. Quite soon, as in I might get a call any day, or There could be a snowstorm any day now.

3

Also, any day of the week. Every day, as in I could eat fresh corn any day of the week. All three senses employ any in the sense of “no matter which,” a usage dating from a.d. 1000.


Nearby words

  1. anxiolytic,
  2. anxious,
  3. anxious seat,
  4. anxiously,
  5. any,
  6. any longer,
  7. any more,
  8. any number of,
  9. any old,
  10. any port in a storm

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Examples from the Web for any day

  • He also seems to think lynching an any-day possibility in the streets of New York.

    The Land of Contrasts|James Fullarton Muirhead