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anything

[ en-ee-thing ]
/ ˈɛn iˌθɪŋ /
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pronoun
any thing whatever; something, no matter what: Do you have anything for a toothache?
noun
a thing of any kind.
adverb
in any degree; to any extent; in any way; at all: Does it taste anything like chocolate?
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Idioms about anything

    anything but, in no degree or respect; not in the least: The plans were anything but definite.
    anything goes, any type of conduct, dress, speech, etc., is considered acceptable or valid or is likely to be encountered and tolerated: That resort is a place where anything goes!

Origin of anything

before 900; Middle English ani thing, eni thing,Old English ǣnig thing.See any, thing1
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British Dictionary definitions for anything

anything
/ (ˈɛnɪˌθɪŋ) /

pronoun
any object, event, action, etc, whateveranything might happen
noun
a thing of any kindhave you anything to declare?
adverb
in any wayhe wasn't anything like his father
anything but by no means; not in the leastshe was anything but happy
like anything (intensifier; usually euphemistic)he ran like anything
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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