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English definition of “anything”

anything

pronoun
 
 
/ˈeniθɪŋ/
SOMETHING A1 used in questions and negatives to mean 'something': I don't have anything to wear. Can I get you anything? Was there anything else (= another thing) you wanted to say?Something, anything, nothing, and everything
ANY OBJECT/SITUATION A1 any object, event, or situation: We can do anything you like. Tom will eat anything.Something, anything, nothing, and everything
anything like B2 used in questions and negatives to mean 'at all similar to': Does he look anything like his brother?Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
(Definition of anything from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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