- 1used instead of someone in negative sentences and in questions after if/whether, and after verbs such as prevent, forbid, avoid Is anyone there? Does anyone else want to come? Did anyone see you? Hardly anyone came. I forbid anyone to touch that clock. The difference between anyone and someone is the same as the difference between any and some. Look at the notes there.
- 2any person at all; it does not matter who Anybody can see that it's wrong. The exercises are so simple that almost anyone can do them.
- 3(in negative sentences) an important person She wasn't anyone before she got that job.
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NAmE//ˈɛniˌwʌn//, NAmE//‑wən//(also anybody)