- (RP) IPA: /ˈɛnɪ/
- (British) IPA: /ˈɛni/, /ˈæni/
- (Ireland) IPA: /ˈæni/
- (America) IPA: /ˈɛni/
- (pin-pen) IPA: /ˈɪni/
- (America) homophones en (pin-pen)
any (not comparable)
- To even the slightest extent, at all.
- I will not remain here any longer.
- If you get any taller, you'll start having to duck through doorways!
- That doesn't bother me any. (chiefly US usage)
- 1934, Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance, 1992 Bantam edition, ISBN 0553278193, page 58:
- I wasn't any too easy in my mind.
- (negative polarity item) At least one; of at least one kind. One at all.
- Do you have any biscuits?
- Do you have any food?
- I haven't got any money.
- It won't do you any good.
- Bible, Gospel of Matthew xi. 27
- No man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son.
- No matter what kind.
- Choose any items you want.
- Any person may apply.
- Press any key to continue.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0108 ↗:
- This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. In complexion fair, and with blue or gray eyes, he was tall as any Viking, as broad in the shoulder.
- French: (with a negative particle) aucun
- German: (interrogative or conditional; singular) irgendein; (interrogative or conditional; plural) irgendwelche; (negative) kein, überhaupt kein
- Italian: qualche
- Portuguese: algum
- Russian: како́й-нибудь
- French: n'importe quel, quelconque
- German: (singular) jeder, jeglicher, jeder beliebige, jeder mögliche, welcher auch immer; (informal) egal welcher; (plural) alle
- Italian: qualsiasi
- Portuguese: qualquer
- Russian: любо́й
- Spanish: cualquier, cualquiera
- Any thing(s) or person(s).
- Any may apply.