- any thing whatever; something, no matter what: Do you have anything for a toothache?
- a thing of any kind.
- in any degree; to any extent; in any way; at all: Does it taste anything like chocolate?
- 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for anythings
If anythings worrying Mabel, Ive got a right to know what it is.Baseball Joe, Home Run King
No two trees, no two leaves, no two anythings that are alike?Individuality
Robert G. Ingersoll
He had asks if there was anythings she was having needs of that he could bring back.The Story of Opal
No two, trees, no two leaves, no two anythings that are alike?The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 1 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
Chauncey hates to acknowledge that anythings wrong he starts, and blazes ahead no matter what happens.Betty Lee, Freshman
David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- any object, event, action, etc, whateveranything might happen
- a thing of any kindhave you anything to declare?
- 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
Word Origin and History for anythings
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with anythings
In addition to the idioms beginning with anything
- anything but
- anything goes
- anything like
- can't do anything with
- if anything
- like anything
- not anything like
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