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Dick Cavett

Meaning of "anything" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANYTHING

anything  [ˈɛnɪˌθɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANYTHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Anything can act as a noun, an adverb and a pronoun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

The pronoun is a word that replaces other terms that designate people or things at any given moment.

WHAT DOES ANYTHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of anything in the English dictionary

The first definition of anything in the dictionary is any object, event, action, etc, whatever. Other definition of anything is a thing of any kind. Anything is also in any way.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANYTHING


Althing
ˈælθɪŋ
birthing
ˈbɜːθɪŋ
everything
ˈɛvrɪθɪŋ
faithing
ˈfeɪθɪŋ
gunsmithing
ˈɡʌnˌsmɪθɪŋ
hypnobirthing
ˈhɪpnəʊˌbɜːθɪŋ
locksmithing
ˈlɒksmɪθɪŋ
northing
ˈnɔːθɪŋ
nothing
ˈnʌθɪŋ
plaything
ˈpleɪˌθɪŋ
rebirthing
riːˈbɜːθɪŋ
silversmithing
ˈsɪlvəˌsmɪθɪŋ
sleuthing
ˈsluːθɪŋ
something
ˈsʌmθɪŋ
thing
θɪŋ
thirtysomething
ˈθɜːtɪˌsʌmθɪŋ
toothing
ˈtuːθɪŋ
wickthing
ˈwɪkˌθɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANYTHING

any number of
Anyang
anybody
anyhow
anymore
anyon
anyone
anyone´s guess
anyplace
anyroad
anything but
anythingarian
anytime
anyway
anyways
anywhen
anywhere
anywhere from
anywheres
anywhither

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANYTHING

bathing
be on to a good thing
breathing
clothing
first thing
fishing
get down on something
know-nothing
last thing
like anything
loathing
scathing
soothing
sunbathing
sure thing
teething
the first thing
the other thing
the real thing
the thing
Worthing

Synonyms and antonyms of anything in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «anything» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANYTHING

Find out the translation of anything to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of anything from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «anything» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

任何事
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

algo
570 millions of speakers

English

anything
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुछ भी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَيُّ شَيء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

что-нибудь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

qualquer coisa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কিছু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

n’importe quoi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Apa sahaja
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

irgendetwas
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

何でも
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아무것도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apa wae
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bất cứ cái gì
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதுவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काहीही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

her şey
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

niente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cokolwiek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

що-небудь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nimic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τίποτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

enigiets
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

något
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

noe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of anything

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANYTHING»

The term «anything» is very widely used and occupies the 1.345 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANYTHING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «anything» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «anything» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about anything

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10 QUOTES WITH «ANYTHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word anything.
1
Kirk Acevedo
I am much more wired to be an athlete than anything else. I understand the 'hard work = payoff' equation in sports. I run marathons and I box. And that's my Puerto Rican flag hanging in Freddie Roach's Wild Card Boxing gym. I gave it to him. My last N.Y.C. marathon time I ran in three hours flat.
2
Muhammad Ali
The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world - Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon - there are more Muhammads than anything else. When I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ.
3
June Carter Cash
I stayed in submission to my husband, and he allowed me to do anything I wanted to. I felt like I was lucky to have that kind of romance.
4
Dick Cavett
Anything seen on TV is, in a subtle and sinister sense, thereby endorsed.
5
Amy Childs
I was always behind in class. There was people in my class who was amazing at art, amazing at maths, amazing at English, but I wasn't clever with anything, even though I tried my hardest.
6
Justin Chon
In life, try your best to do the right thing. Have fun while you're alive. Take advantage of every asset you have. Don't take anything for granted.
7
Kevin Costner
I'm a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life - people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'
8
Hope Davis
It's too easy to sum up a person's character in one negative instant, and it doesn't put anything good out into the world.
9
Dave deBronkart
Diagnosed incidentally with stage IV, grade 4 metastatic renal cell carcinoma, I had bone metastases in my femur (which eventually fractured), ulna, and cranium; five metastases in my lungs; and muscle metastases in my thigh and tongue. Yet six months after diagnosis, my treatment ended: I've not had a drop of anything since.
10
Agyness Deyn
I love 'Breathless,' and 'Paris, Texas,' and 'Badlands.' I was obsessed with those films in my teens. I remember watching 'Badlands' and being amazed that there were these scenes in which nobody said anything and the silence told the whole story.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANYTHING»

Discover the use of anything in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to anything and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul
Discusses how to initiate and carry out a journey of abandonment in which life's more frivolous activities are sacrificed so that more important opportunities can be seized, and personal and spiritual growth can be achieved.
Jennie Allen, 2012
2
How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in ...
"I love this book. Douglas Hubbard helps us create a path to know the answer to almost any question, in business, in science, or in life . . .
Douglas W. Hubbard, 2010
3
Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success
CHANGE ANYTHING shows how individuals can come to understand these powerful and influential forces, and how to put these forces to work in a positive manner that brings real and meaningful results.
Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, 2011
4
Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, ...
Pitch Anything makes sure you get the nod (or wink) you deserve.” —RALPH CRAM, Investor “Pitch Anything offers a new method that will differentiate you from the rest of the pack.” —JASON JONES, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang ...
Oren Klaff, 2011
5
How to Sell Anything to Anybody
"Salesmen are made, not born. If I did it, you can do it." -- Joe Girard In his fifteen-year selling career, author Joe Girard sold 13,001 cars, a Guinness World Record.
Joe Girard, Stanley H. Brown, 1978
6
Is There Anything Good About Men?: How Cultures Flourish by ...
Have men now become unnecessary? Are they good for anything at all? In Is There Anything Good About Men?, Roy Baumeister offers provocative answers to these and many other questions about the current state of manhood in America.
Roy F. Baumeister, 2010
7
Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys To Transforming the ...
This book was previously titled, The Way We're Working Isn't Working. Be Excellent at Anything is one of those rare books with the power to profoundly transform the way we work and live. Demand is exceeding our capacity.
Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes, Catherine McCarthy, 2011
8
Anything But Typical
Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.
Nora Raleigh Baskin, 2010
9
I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to ...
If you suspect there could be more to life than what you're getting...if you always knew you could do anything if you only knew what it was, this extraordinary book is about to prove you right!
Barbara Sher, 2010
10
Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October ...
Anything for a Vote is a candid look at 200+ years of dirty tricks and bad behaviour in presidential elections, from John Adams to the present day.These bizarre-but-true anecdotes from American history are whimsically illustrated, showing ...
Joseph Cummins, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANYTHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term anything is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Does Greece's resounding No vote actually change anything?
It is entirely possible to argue, without diminishing the symbolism of the overwhelming No vote in the Greek referendum and the resignation of ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Why the Democrats Will Do and Say Anything To Stop Donald Trump
I've never seen them this outraged, this vicious, this motivated, this coordinated – NEVER in all my years in politics, have I seen anything like ... «TheBlaze.com, Jul 15»
3
Bloodthirsty hunting cats: can anything be done?
There are many theories but little proof that anything works to change a cat's hunting ability. I've heard it said that cats can be transformed from ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Nauru detention centre staff warned not to speak about 'anything
Detention centre staff were warned not to speak to journalists and other organisations about “anything that happens” on Nauru and Manus ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Carlisle Summer Fair's "Anything Floats" competition barrels on …
Friends and family members make up team "Get 'R' Done" in the "Anything Floats" event, a series of competitions that centers around ... «PennLive.com, Jul 15»
6
A Life: David Orr, 1934-2015; 'He Was Never Anything But Calm …
Hanover — The renovation of the west stands at Dartmouth College's Memorial Field is nearing completion and in recent weeks the press box ... «Valley News, Jul 15»
7
Eric Garner's Widow Doesn't Want Anything to do With Child He Had …
I would like to receive The Root email newsletter. I would like to receive The Chatterati email newsletter. I would like to receive The National ... «The Root, Jul 15»
8
Dalai Lama, Anything But "A Simple Buddhist Monk"
When the United Nations convened a Millennium World Peace Summit of religious leaders at its headquarters in 2000, one major religious ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
9
'EU would do anything to keep Greece in union'
Brussels and Washington don't want to lose Greece because of geopolitical and geostrategic aspects and will do anything to prevent that from ... «RT, Jul 15»
10
Sir Vivian Richards Does not See Anything Wrong in Virat Kohli's …
Virat Kohli does not mince words and has been involved in a number of on-field spats as well, which stems out from passion and his aggressive ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»

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