Definition for AN'Y

AN'Y, a. [en'ny; Sax. anig, ænig; D. eenig; Ger. einig. This word is a compound of an, one, and ig, which, in the Teutonic dialects, is the ic of the Latins, mus-ic-us. Any is unic-us, one-like.]

  1. One indefinitely. Nor knoweth any man the Father, save the Son. Matth. xi. If a soul shall sin against any of the commandments. Lev. iv.
  2. Some; an indefinite number, plurally; for though the word is formed from One, it often refers to many. Are there any witnesses present? The sense seems to be a small, uncertain number.
  3. Some; an indefinite quantity; a small portion. Who will show us any good? – Ps. iv.
  4. It is often used as a substitute, the person or thing being understood. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any. Mark xi. If any lack wisdom, let him ask it of God. – James i. It is used in opposition to none. Have you any wheat to sell? I have none.

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