American English

Definition of any pronoun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1used in negative sentences and in questions and after if or whether to refer to an amount or a number, however large or small We need some more paint; there isn't any left. I need some stamps. Do you have any in your purse? Please let me know how many are coming, if any. She spent hardly any of the money. He returned home without any of the others. In positive sentences, some is usually used instead of any. It is also used in questions that expect a positive reply:I've got plenty of paper—would you like some?
  2. 2one or more of a number of people or things, especially when it does not matter which I'll take any you don't want. “Which color do you want?” “Any of them would be OK.”
  3. Idioms
    somebody isn't having any (of it) (informal)
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    [someone] is not interested or does not agree I suggested sharing the cost, but he wasn't having any of it.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: any