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any

adjective, pronoun  /ˈen·i/ us  

any adjective, pronoun (SOME)

(used in negative statements and questions) some, or even the smallest amount (of): We didn’t have any idea what the airfare would be. There was hardly any snow this winter. Is there any hope that he will recover? Are any of the concerts on a Saturday night?

any adjective, pronoun (NOT IMPORTANT WHICH)

one of or each of, or a stated amount of (something that is more than one or has a number of parts), without saying which particular part is meant: You can have any three items of clothing you like for $30. Any advice that you can give me would be greatly appreciated. They should be here any minute (= soon). Any way you look at it, the investment was a bad idea. I saw some beautiful cars at the auto show, any of which I’d like to have.

any

adverb [not gradable]  /ˈen·i/ us  

any adverb [not gradable] (AT ALL)

at all or in the least: I can’t say any more. He wasn’t any smarter than I was. If she comes any later, we’ll miss the show.
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