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an·y·thing

 (ĕn′ē-thĭng′)
pron.
Any object, occurrence, or matter whatever.
adv.
To any degree or extent; at all: They aren't anything like last year's team.
n.
Something or someone of importance: "You had to be something to start with, and Jeremy never was anything" (Anne Tyler).
Idioms:
anything but
By no means; not at all: I was anything but happy about going.
anything goes
Anything is permissible or likely to be tolerated.
like anything
To an exceeding degree: We worked like anything to meet the deadline.

anything

(ˈɛnɪˌθɪŋ)
pron
any object, event, action, etc, whatever: anything might happen.
n
a thing of any kind: have you anything to declare?.
adv
1. in any way: he wasn't anything like his father.
2. anything but by no means; not in the least: she was anything but happy.
3. like anything (intensifier; usually euphemistic): he ran like anything.

an•y•thing

(ˈɛn iˌθɪŋ)

pron.
1. any thing whatever; something, no matter what: Do you have anything for a toothache?
n.
2. a thing of any kind.
adv.
3. to any degree or extent; in any way; at all: Does it taste anything like chocolate?
Idioms:
anything but, in no degree or respect; not in the least.
[before 900]

anything

1. 'anything'

You use anything to talk about something that might happen.

He was ready for anything.

You use anything to talk about each thing of a particular kind.

'Do you like chocolate?' – 'I like anything sweet.'
2. used in questions and negatives

Anything is very commonly used in questions and negative sentences.

Why do we have to show him anything?
I did not say anything.
For more information, see something
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anything

pronoun a thing, NEhng (S.M.S.) We can't do anything.
Translations
أي شَيءأَيُّ شَيء
něconiccokolicokoliv
hvad som helstnoget
algocualquier cosalo quenadanada (in negative sentences)
mitään
išta
eitthvaî; ekkert; neitthvaî sem er
何でも
아무것도
hocičo
kajkarkoli
något
สิ่งใด
bất cứ cái gì

anything

[ˈenɪθɪŋ] PRON
1. (in questions, conditional constructions) → algo, alguna cosa
do you need anything?¿necesitas algo or alguna cosa?
would you like anything to eat?¿quieres algo or alguna cosa de comer?
is there anything inside?¿hay algo or alguna cosa dentro?
can anything be done?¿se puede hacer algo or alguna cosa?
are you doing anything tonight?¿haces algo or alguna cosa esta noche?, ¿tienes algún plan para esta noche?
is there anything more boring than ...?¿puede haber algo más aburrido que ...?
did you see anything interesting?¿viste algo de interés?
if anything should happen to mesi algo me ocurriera
if I hear anything I'll tell yousi oigo algo, te lo diré
BUT think before you say anything → piensa antes de decir nada
anything else? (in shop etc) → ¿algo más?, ¿alguna cosa más?
if anything it's much betteres mucho mejor si cabe
if anything it's largersi acaso, es algo más grande
is there anything in what he says?¿hay algo de verdad en lo que dice?
have you heard anything of them?¿tienes alguna noticia de ellos?
2. (with negative, implied negative) → nada
I can't see anythingno veo nada
you haven't seen anything yettodavía no has visto nada
can't anything be done?¿no se puede hacer nada?
I didn't see anything interestingno vi nada de interés
we can't do anything elseno podemos hacer otra cosa, no podemos hacer nada más
hardly anythingcasi nada
I don't think there's anything more annoying thanno creo que haya nada más irritante que ...
not for anything in the worldpor nada del mundo
3. (no matter what) → cualquier cosa
anything could happenpuede pasar cualquier cosa
they'll eat anythingcomen de todo, comen cualquier cosa (pej)
BUT he will give you anything (that) you ask for → te dará lo que pidas
anything but thattodo menos eso
"was she apologetic?" - "anything but!"-¿se disculpó? -¡nada de eso!
it was anything but pleasantfue cualquier cosa menos agradable, era de todo menos agradable
their friendship was more important than anything elsesu amistad era más importante que todo lo demás
anything else would be considered unacceptabletodo lo demás se consideraría inaceptable
she wanted more than anything else to be an actressella quería ser actriz por encima de todo
he did it more out of pity than anything elsemás que nada lo hizo por compasión
I'm not buying just anythingyo no compro cualquier cosa
sing anything you likecanta lo que quieras, canta cualquier cosa
it could take anything up to three monthspodría llevar hasta tres meses
I'd give anything to knowdaría cualquier cosa por saberlo
4. (in guesses, estimates) he must have anything between 15 and 20 apple treesdebe de tener entre 15 y 20 manzanos
5. (in set expressions)
as anything she was as white as anythingestaba más pálida que todo, estaba de lo más pálida
it's as clear as anything what they wantlo que quieren está tan claro como el agua, está muy claro lo que quieren
as much as anything I'm in it for the publicity as much as anythingmás que nada estoy en esto por la publicidad
it was a matter of principle as much as anythingera una cuestión de principios más que nada
he ran like anythingcorrió hasta más no poder, corrió como loco
she cried like anythinglloró como una descosida
or anything (= or anything like it) did she say who she was or anything?¿dijo quién era ella o algo por el estilo?
he's not a minister or anythingno es ministro ni nada por el estilo
he's not ugly or anything, just strangeno es feo ni nada por el estilo, sólo raro

anything

[ˈɛniθɪŋ] pron
(= no matter what) → n'importe quoi
Anything could happen → Il pourrait arriver n'importe quoi.
anything between ... and ... (British)
It can cost anything between £l5 and £20 → Ça peut coûter dans les 15 à 20 livres.
as anything → comme tout
(in questions)quelque chose
Would you like anything to eat? → Tu veux manger quelque chose?
anything else? (in shop)et avec ça?
(in negative sentences)rien
I don't want anything → Je ne veux rien.
I can't hear anything → Je n'entends rien.
for anything → pour rien au monde
I wouldn't do her job for anything → Pour rien au monde je ne ferais son travail.
I wouldn't be a teacher for anything → Je ne voudrais être enseignant pour rien au monde.
anything but ...
He's anything but shy → Il est tout sauf timide.
She's anything but attractive → Elle est tout sauf séduisante.
anything but! → au contraire!
(in comparisons; for emphasis) if anything
He was generous, if anything he was too generous → Il était généreux, et l'était peut-être même trop.
.... or anything
He didn't cry or scream or anything → Il n'a pas pleuré, ni crié, ni rien.

anything

pron
(irgend)etwas; not anythingnichts; (emph)gar or überhaupt nichts; is it/isn’t it worth anything?ist es etwas/gar nichts wert?; it’s worth anything between £1,000 and £5,000es ist irgendwas zwischen £ 1000 und £ 5000 wert; did/didn’t he say anything else?hat er (sonst) noch etwas/sonst (gar) nichts gesagt?; did/didn’t they give you anything at all?haben sie euch überhaupt etwas/überhaupt nichts gegeben?; are you doing anything tonight?hast du heute Abend schon etwas vor?; is there anything more tiring than …?gibt es etwas Ermüdenderes als …?; hardly anythingkaum etwas; he’s as smart as anything (inf)er ist clever wie noch was (inf)
(= no matter what)alles; anything you like(alles,) was du willst; they eat anythingsie essen alles; not just anythingnicht bloß irgendetwas; I wouldn’t do it for anythingich würde es um keinen Preis tun; anything else is impossiblealles andere ist unmöglich; this is anything but pleasantdas ist alles andere als angenehm; anything but that!alles, nur das nicht!; anything but!von wegen! ? if, go, like1 PREP
adv (inf) it isn’t anything like himdas sieht ihm überhaupt nicht ähnlich or gleich; if it looked anything like him …wenn es ihm gleichsehen würde; it didn’t cost anything like £100es kostete bei Weitem keine £ 100; if it costs anything like as much as before …wenn es auch nur annähernd so viel kostet wie früher; anything/not anything like as wet as …auch nur annähernd/nicht annähernd so nass wie …

anything

[ˈɛnɪˌθɪŋ] pron
a. (in interrogative sentences) → niente, qualcosa
are you doing anything tonight? → fai qualcosa stasera?
anything else? (in shop) → basta (così)?, nient'altro?, altro?
is there anything else you want to tell me? → hai qualcos'altro or nient'altro da dirmi?
can't anything be done? → (non) si può fare qualcosa or niente?
b. (in negative sentences) → non... niente, non... nulla
it wasn't anything serious → non era niente di serio
I saw hardly anything → non ho visto quasi niente
the bridge is anything but safe → il ponte non è affatto sicuro
it isn't anything like as cold as it was → non è più così freddo come prima
c. (no matter what) → qualsiasi cosa, qualunque cosa
you can say anything you like → puoi dire quello che vuoi
anything but that → tutto tranne questo
they'll eat anything → mangiano qualsiasi cosa or di tutto
it can cost anything between £15 and £20 → può costare qualcosa come 15 o 20 sterline
if anything, I have more to do now → se mai or piuttosto adesso ho più da fare

any

(ˈeni) pronoun, adjective
1. one, some, no matter which. `Which dress shall I wear?' `Wear any (dress)'; `Which dresses shall I pack?' `Pack any (dresses)'.
2. (in questions and negative sentences etc) one, some. John has been to some interesting places but I've never been to any; Have you been to any interesting places?; We have hardly any coffee left.
adjective
every. Any schoolboy could tell you the answer.
adverb
at all; (even) by a small amount. Is this book any better than the last one?; His writing hasn't improved any.
ˈanybody, ˈanyone pronoun
1. (in questions, and negative sentences etc) some person. Is anybody there?
2. any person, no matter which. Get someone to help – anyone will do.
3. everyone. Anyone could tell you the answer to that.
ˈanyhow adverb
1. anyway. Anyhow, even if the problem does arise, it won't affect us.
2. in a careless, untidy way. Books piled anyhow on shelves.
ˈanything pronoun
1. (in questions, and negative sentences etc) some thing. Can you see anything?; I can't see anything.
2. a thing of any kind. You can buy anything you like; `What would you like for your birthday?' `Anything will do.'
ˈanyway adverb
nevertheless; in spite of what has been or might be said, done etc. My mother says I mustn't go but I'm going anyway; Anyway, she can't stop you.
ˈanywhere adverb
in any place at all. Have you seen my gloves anywhere?; I can't find them anywhere; `Where will I put these?' `Anywhere will do.'
at any rate
at least. It's a pity it has started to rain, but at any rate we can still enjoy ourselves at the cinema; The Queen is coming to see us – at any rate, that's what John says.
in any case
nevertheless. I don't believe the story but I'll check it in any case.

anything

أَيُّ شَيء něco noget irgendetwas τίποτα algo mitään n’importe quoi išta niente 何でも 아무것도 iets noe cokolwiek qualquer coisa что-нибудь något สิ่งใด herhangi bir şey bất cứ cái gì 任何事

anything

pron. algo, alguna cosa, cualquier cosa; [negative] nada;
do you feel ___?¿siente, sientes algo?;
don't you feel ___?¿no siente, no sientes nada?
References in classic literature ?
Well; if all goes right now, that's quite correct, and I don't mind it; but if anything goes wrong, then times are altered, and I shall just say and do whatever I think may serve me most, and take advice from nobody.
I say, Mac, if anything goes wrong--if I drop--I should like you to--to go and see him, you know, and say that I was very fond of him, and that.
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When Lincoln Center Theater brought back Anything Goes in 1987, tap numbers were again a regular feature in Broadway shows, if only because so many of them were revivals.
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We've staged many operas and musicals over the years but this is the first time we'vestaged Anything Goes.
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While filming Torchwood and performing live he has also found time to dictate his memoirs to his sister Carole for a biography, Anything Goes.
It is a party in which anything goes depending on each situation,'' said Ichiro Ozawa, leader of the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan.