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Definition of any

"any" in the adjective sense

1. any, whatever, whatsoever

one or some or every or all without specification

"give me any peaches you don't want"

"not any milk is left"

"any child would know that"

"pick any card"

"any day now"

"cars can be rented at almost any airport"

"at twilight or any other time"

"beyond any doubt"

"need any help we can get"

"give me whatever peaches you don't want"

"no milk whatsoever is left"

"any" in the adverb sense

1. any

to any degree or extent

"it isn't any better"

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Quotations for any

Hope is worth any money. [ Proverb ]

Envy never yet enriched any man. [ Proverb ]

A carper can cavil at any thing. [ Proverb ]

If any thing stay, let work stay. [ Proverb ]

Silence never makes any blunders. [ H. W. Shaw ]

Cap in hand never harmed any one. [ Italian Proverb ]

A fortunate man may be any where. [ Proverb ]

A bad thing is dear at any price. [ Proverb ]

A good resolve will make any port. [ Horace ]

Silence more musical than any song. [ Christina G. Rossetti ]

Hope is a bait that covers any hook. [ Ben Jonson ]

A crafty fellow never has any peace. [ Proverb ]

An upbraided morsel never choked any. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Alas! there are no more any miracles. [ Friedrich Schiller ]

One can love any man that is generous. [ Leigh Hunt ]

Make not thyself the judge of any man. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

No wickedness has any ground of reason. [ Livy ]

A clear conscience can bear any trouble. [ Proverb ]

Patience is nobler motion than any deed. [ Bartol ]

In an easy matter any man may be eloquent. [ Ovid ]

It is a good dog that can catch any thing. [ Proverb ]

A middle way or course; any middle course. [ Motto ]

Time steals away without any inconvenience. [ Montaigne ]

A thing you don't want is dear at any price. [ Proverb ]

In old age nothing any longer astonishes us. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Peace, if possible, but justice at any rate. [ Wendell Phillips ]

There is an aching that is worse than any pain. [ George MacDonald ]

Some that speak no ill of any, do no good to any. [ Proverb ]

Any confidence is dangerous that is not complete. [ La Bruyere ]

Like virgin parchment, capable of any inscription. [ Massinger ]

The people are the only sovereigns of any country. [ R. D. Owen ]

Life and religion are one, or neither is any thing. [ George MacDonald ]

He that will cheat at play, will cheat you any way. [ Proverb ]

If any fool finds the cap fits him, let him wear it. [ Proverb ]

Pleasures can undo a man at any time, if yielded to. [ Feltham ]

As long as any man exists, there is some need of him. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

The present is never a happy state to any human being; [ Dr. Johnson ]

Cowards run the greatest danger of any men in a battle. [ Proverb ]

We can do more good by being good than in any other way. [ Rowland Hill ]

He says any thing but his prayers, and them he whistles. [ Proverb ]

A drunkard is unprofitable for any kind of good service. [ Plato ]

Do not believe any man more than yourself about yourself. [ Proverb ]

Earnestness is needed in this world as much as any virtue. [ James Ellis ]

Good news may be told at any time, but ill in the morning. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

I never knew any man grow poor by keeping an orderly table. [ Lord Burleigh ]

No great talker ever did any great thing yet in this world. [ Ouida ]

The frost performs its secret ministry unhelped by any wind. [ Coleridge ]

It were better to be of no church than to be bitter for any. [ William Penn ]

As honest a man as any in the cards, when the kings are out. [ Proverb ]

Any mind that is capable of a real sorrow is capable of good. [ Mrs. Stowe ]

If you can abide a curst wife, you need not fear any company. [ Proverb ]

A man may write at any time if he set himself doggedly to it. [ Sam'l Johnson ]

If principle is good for any thing, it is worth living up to. [ Benjamin Franklin ]

For any man to match above his rank is but to sell his liberty. [ Massinger ]

Argument seldom convinces any one contrary to his inclinations. [ Proverb ]

He may make a will upon his nail, for any thing he has to give. [ Proverb ]

He who is master of all opinions tan never be the bigot of any. [ W. R. Alger ]

Is there any one so wise as to learn by the experience of others? [ Voltaire ]

Melancholy advanceth men's conceits more than any humor whatever. [ Burton ]

Do you think that any one can move the heart but He that made it? [ John Lyly ]

Hunger scarce kills any, but gluttony and drunkenness multitudes. [ Proverb ]

As soon as the soul sees any object, it stops before that object. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Discourse ought to be as a field, without coming home to any man. [ Bacon ]

Blaze not abroad to others what any one confides to you in secret. [ Claudius ]

Greatness of any kind has no greater foe than a habit of drinking. [ Walter Scott ]

Is any man free except the one who can pass his life as he pleases? [ Persius ]

Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love. [ Buddha ]

Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind. [ Colton ]

Nature has no promise for society, least of all, any remedy for sin. [ Horace Bushnell ]

Was ever any wicked man free from the stings of a guilty conscience? [ Tillotson ]

It is folly to seek the approbation of any being besides the Supreme. [ Addison ]

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. [ Lady Montagu ]

Wine and the sun will make vinegar without any shouting to help them. [ George Eliot ]

Where is any author in the world teaches such beauty as a woman's eye? [ William Shakespeare ]

No good book, or good thing of any sort, shows its best face at first. [ Carlyle ]

Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship at the expense of truth. [ Zimmermann ]

A man of integrity will never listen to any reason against conscience. [ Horne ]

Mental stains cannot be removed by time, nor washed away by any waters. [ Cicero ]

And all labor without any play, boys. Makes Jack a dull boy in the end. [ H. A. Page ]

The age does not believe in great men, because it does not possess any. [ Beaconsfield ]

A sip is the most that mortals are permitted from any goblet of delight. [ A. B. Alcott ]

He that does any thing for the public, is accounted to do it for nobody. [ Proverb ]

A man cannot learn to be wise any more than he can learn to be handsome. [ H. W. Shaw ]

Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam. [ Milton ]

She commandeth her husband, in any equal matter, by constant obeying him. [ Fuller ]

This we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. [ Bible ]

I madly take to arms; but have not wit enough to use them to any purpose. [ Virgil ]

I never heard tell of any clever man that came of entirely stupid people. [ Carlyle ]

To endeavor to forget any one is the certain way to think of nothing else. [ La Bruyere ]

She in beauty, education, blood, Holds hand with any princess of the world. [ William Shakespeare ]

The first want of any maritime tribe, or people, is commerce by navigation. [ Olive R. Seward ]

The conscious utterance of thought, by speech or action, to any end, is art. [ Emerson ]

True poets, like great artists, have scarcely any childhood, and no old age. [ Mme. Swetchine ]

Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin. [ Erasmus ]

I will listen to any one's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself. [ Goethe ]

If any man flatters me, I'll flatter him again, though he were my best friend. [ Franklin ]

Do not overwork the mind any more than the body; do everything with moderation. [ Bacon ]

Can any thing be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self? [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

If a gentleman be to study any language, it ought to be that of his own country. [ Locke ]

The more any one speaks of himself, the less he likes to hear another talked of. [ Lavater ]

Every style formed elaborately on any model must be affected and straight-laced. [ Whipple ]

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any in Scrabble®

The word any is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required.

Scrabble® Letter Score: 6

Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays In The Letters any:

ANY
(18)
NAY
(18)
NAY
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NAY
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ANY
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ANY
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The 55 Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays For Words Using The Letters In any

ANY
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NAY
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any in Words With Friends™

The word any is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 6

Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Plays In The Letters any:

ANY
(18)
NAY
(18)
NAY
(18)
NAY
(18)
ANY
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ANY
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All Words With Friends™ Plays For The Word any

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The 57 Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Plays Using The Letters In any

ANY
(18)
NAY
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NAY
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Word Growth involving any

Shorter words in any

an

Longer words containing any

alanyl alanyls
ananym ananyms
anybodies
anybody
anyhow
anymore
anyone
anyplace
anything
anytime
anyway anyways
anywhere
benzopyranyl
botany archaeobotany
botany archeobotany
botany astrobotany
botany ethnobotany palaeoethnobotany
botany geobotany
botany neobotany
botany palaeobotany
botany paleobotany
canyon canyonlands
canyon canyons
company accompany accompanying reaccompanying
company accompany accompanyist accompanyists
company accompany reaccompany reaccompanying
company noncompany
contranym contranyms
epiphany
lanyard
litany
mahogany
many manycolored
many manyfold
many manyheaded
many manyhued
many manyjointed
many manyshaped
many manysided
meany
miscellany
paranychia
paranymph paranymphal
paranymph paranymphs
tanyard tanyards
tetany
tympany
zany triazanylene
zany zanyish