- an|y1 W1S1 [ˈeni] determiner, pron1.) [usually in questions and negatives]some or even the smallest amount or number▪ Have you got any money?▪ Do you need any further information?any of▪ Are any of the paintings for sale?▪ They didn't invite any of us.▪ Are there any other questions?▪ They haven't shown any interest at all in my research.▪ The universities have shown few if any signs of a willingness to change.2.) used to refer to a person or thing of a particular type when what you are saying is true of all people or things of that type▪ Any child who breaks the rules will be punished.▪ Always check the details carefully before you sign any written agreement.▪ I can see you any time on Monday.▪ If I can help in any way, let me know.any of▪ You can choose any of the books on the list.▪ This excuse was as good as any other .3.) as much as possible▪ They're going to need any help they can get.4.) not just any (old) man/woman/job etcused to say that someone or something is special▪ She's not just any actress, she's one of the best.→any old thing at ↑old(10)→any old how at ↑old→not in any way at ↑way1 (40)any 2any2 S2 adv [usually in questions and negatives]1.) used before the comparative form of an adjective to mean 'even a small amount'▪ I can't run any faster.▪ Are you feeling any better?2.) not any more/longerif something does not happen any more or any longer, it used to happen but does not happen now▪ Sarah doesn't live here any more.▪ He was told he wasn't wanted any longer.3.) AmE spoken used with a verb to mean 'at all'▪ We tried talking to him but that didn't help any.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.