"anything" meaning in English

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Adverb

IPA: /ˈɛn.i.θɪŋ/ [General-American], /ˈæ.ni.θɪŋ/ [Ireland], /ˈɛ.nɪ.θɪŋ/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ˈɛ.ni.θɪŋ/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ˈɛ.nə.θɪŋ/ [General-Australian] Audio: en-us-anything.ogg [US]
Etymology: From Middle English anything, enything, onything, onythynge, from Old English ǣniġe þinga, ǣnġi þinga (literally “by any of things”), from ǣniġe, instrumental form of ǣniġ (“any”) + þinga, genitive plural of þing (“thing”). Etymology templates: {{inh|en|enm|anything}} Middle English anything, {{m|enm|enything}} enything, {{m|enm|onything}} onything, {{m|enm|onythynge}} onythynge, {{inh|en|ang|ǣniġe þinga}} Old English ǣniġe þinga, {{m|ang|ǣnġi þinga||lit=by any of things}} ǣnġi þinga (literally “by any of things”), {{m|ang|ǣniġe}} ǣniġe, {{m|ang|ǣniġ||any}} ǣniġ (“any”), {{m|ang|þinga}} þinga, {{m|ang|þing||thing}} þing (“thing”) Head templates: {{en-adv|-}} anything (not comparable)
  1. In any way, any extent or any degree. Tags: not-comparable
    Sense id: anything-en-adv-bDa1jLeD

Noun

IPA: /ˈɛn.i.θɪŋ/ [General-American], /ˈæ.ni.θɪŋ/ [Ireland], /ˈɛ.nɪ.θɪŋ/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ˈɛ.ni.θɪŋ/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ˈɛ.nə.θɪŋ/ [General-Australian] Audio: en-us-anything.ogg [US]
Etymology: From Middle English anything, enything, onything, from Late Old English aniþing, from earlier ǣniġ þing (literally “any thing”), equivalent to any + thing. Etymology templates: {{inh|en|enm|anything}} Middle English anything, {{m|enm|enything}} enything, {{m|enm|onything}} onything, {{inh|en|ang|aniþing}} Old English aniþing, {{m|ang|ǣniġ þing|lit=any thing}} ǣniġ þing (literally “any thing”), {{af|en|any|thing}} any + thing Head templates: {{en-noun}} anything (plural anythings) Forms: anythings [plural]
  1. Someone or something of importance.
    Sense id: anything-en-noun-yCT1FHYT Categories (other): English compound determinatives, English compound words, English pronouns Disambiguation of English compound determinatives: 9 47 30 13 Disambiguation of English compound words: 49 33 17 Disambiguation of English pronouns: 50 42 8 Related terms: anybody, anyone, anywhere, everything, nothing, something, thing Translations (someone or something): (note: A@Wrist-PalmUp-A@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp 5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp-5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp) (American Sign Language), mikä tahansa (Finnish), οτιδήποτε (otidípote) (Greek), makjo (Guerrero Amuzgo), 何でも (nandemo) (Japanese), quisquam (Latin), kwalunkwe ħaġa (Maltese), qualquer coisa [feminine] (Portuguese), cineva (Romanian), ceva (Romanian), dad [masculine] (Scottish Gaelic), càil [feminine] (Scottish Gaelic), karkoli [neuter] (Slovene), något (Swedish), vad som helst (Swedish), vilken som helst (Swedish), vilket som helst (alt: 1) (Swedish), עפּעס (epes) (Yiddish)

Pronoun

IPA: /ˈɛn.i.θɪŋ/ [General-American], /ˈæ.ni.θɪŋ/ [Ireland], /ˈɛ.nɪ.θɪŋ/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ˈɛ.ni.θɪŋ/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ˈɛ.nə.θɪŋ/ [General-Australian] Audio: en-us-anything.ogg [US]
Etymology: From Middle English anything, enything, onything, from Late Old English aniþing, from earlier ǣniġ þing (literally “any thing”), equivalent to any + thing. Etymology templates: {{inh|en|enm|anything}} Middle English anything, {{m|enm|enything}} enything, {{m|enm|onything}} onything, {{inh|en|ang|aniþing}} Old English aniþing, {{m|ang|ǣniġ þing|lit=any thing}} ǣniġ þing (literally “any thing”), {{af|en|any|thing}} any + thing Head templates: {{head|en|pronoun|||||||||||||||||||head=}} anything, {{en-pron}} anything
  1. Any object, act, state, event, or fact whatever; a thing of any kind; something or other.
    Sense id: anything-en-pron-BRyz1GTp Categories (other): English pronouns, English third person pronouns Disambiguation of English pronouns: 50 42 8 Disambiguation of English third person pronouns: 11 18 41 30 Synonyms: aught Translations (any thing of any kind): (note: A@Wrist-PalmUp-A@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp 5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp-5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp) (American Sign Language), أي حاجة (ʔayy ḥāja) [Moroccan-Arabic] (Arabic), што-не́будзь (što-njébudzʹ) (Belarusian), нішто́ (ništó) [with-negation] (Belarusian), нещо (nešto) (Bulgarian), каквото и да е (kakvoto i da e) (Bulgarian), qualsevol cosa (Catalan), alguna cosa (Catalan), quelcom (Catalan), tot (Catalan), res [with-negation] (Catalan), re (Catalan), anaskajneye (Chamicuro), ᎦᎱᏍᏗ (gahusdi) (Cherokee), 什麼 [Mandarin] (Chinese), 什么 (shénme) [Mandarin] (Chinese), cokoliv (Czech), iets (Dutch), alles (Dutch), wat dan ook (Dutch), io ajn (Esperanto), mikä (Finnish), mikä tahansa (Finnish), n’importe quoi (French), rien [with-negation] (French), calquera cousa (Galician), ნებისმიერი რამ (nebismieri ram) (Georgian), irgendetwas (German), irgendwas (German), 𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃𐌷𐌿𐌽 (ainshun) (Gothic), οτιδήποτε (otidípote) [neuter] (Greek), ό,τι (ó,ti) (Greek), akármi (Hungarian), bármi (Hungarian), irgo (Ido), aon rud (Irish), qualunque cosa (Italian), qualsiasi cosa (Italian), niente (Italian), 何でも (nandemo) (alt: なんでも) (Japanese), អី (ʼəy) (Khmer), 아무것도 (amugeot-do) (Korean), ھیچ (hîç) [Central-Kurdish] (Kurdish), quidquam (Latin), било што (bilo što) (Macedonian), што било (što bilo) (Macedonian), што и да било (što i da bilo) (Macedonian), اڤ٢ [Jawi] (Malay), apa-apa [Rumi] (Malay), nhee erbee (Manx), ndrongoo [with-negation] (Ngazidja Comorian), cokolwiek (english: 'whatever') [neuter] (Polish), byle co (english: 'whatever') [neuter] (Polish), coś (english: 'something' eg. 'I have never done anything like that.') [neuter] (Polish), nic [neuter, with-negation] (Polish), wszystko (english: eg. 'I would do anything for her.') [neuter] (Polish), qualquer coisa [feminine] (Portuguese), orice (Romanian), nimic (Romanian), всё, что уго́дно (vsjó, što ugódno) (Russian), всё (vsjo) (Russian), что уго́дно (što ugódno) (Russian), что́-нибудь (štó-nibudʹ) (Russian), rud sam bith (Scottish Gaelic), bilošto [Roman] (Serbo-Croatian), bilo što [Roman] (Serbo-Croatian), čokoľvek (Slovak), cualquier cosa (Spanish), kitu [class-7, with-negation] (Swahili), någonting (Swedish), vad som helst (Swedish), ఏమైనా (ēmainā) (Telugu), samting (Tok Pisin), що-не́будь (ščo-nébudʹ) (Ukrainian), ніщо́ (niščó) [with-negation] (Ukrainian), будь-що (budʹ-ščo) (Ukrainian), עפּעס (epes) (Yiddish) Disambiguation of 'any thing of any kind': 98 2
  2. (with “as” or “like”) Expressing an indefinite comparison. Tags: with “as” or “like”
    Sense id: anything-en-pron-ijkcOPmE Categories (other): English indefinite pronouns Disambiguation of English indefinite pronouns: 15 28 20 37
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated

Inflected forms

Alternative forms

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      "_dis1": "0 0",
      "word": "anythingarian"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "0 0",
      "word": "anything else"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "0 0",
      "word": "anything goes"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "0 0",
      "word": "anything that moves"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "0 0",
      "word": "as anything"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "0 0",
      "word": "if anything"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "0 0",
      "word": "like anything"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "0 0",
      "word": "not much of anything"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "0 0",
      "word": "not that there's anything wrong with that"
    }
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      },
      "expansion": "Middle English anything",
      "name": "inh"
    },
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      "args": {
        "1": "enm",
        "2": "enything"
      },
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      },
      "expansion": "onything",
      "name": "m"
    },
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      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "ang",
        "3": "aniþing"
      },
      "expansion": "Old English aniþing",
      "name": "inh"
    },
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      "args": {
        "1": "ang",
        "2": "ǣniġ þing",
        "lit": "any thing"
      },
      "expansion": "ǣniġ þing (literally “any thing”)",
      "name": "m"
    },
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      "args": {
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        "2": "any",
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      },
      "expansion": "any + thing",
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    }
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  "etymology_text": "From Middle English anything, enything, onything, from Late Old English aniþing, from earlier ǣniġ þing (literally “any thing”), equivalent to any + thing.",
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        "15": "",
        "16": "",
        "17": "",
        "18": "",
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      "name": "en-pron"
    }
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  "lang": "English",
  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "pron",
  "senses": [
    {
      "categories": [
        {
          "_dis": "50 42 8",
          "kind": "other",
          "name": "English pronouns",
          "parents": [],
          "source": "w+disamb"
        },
        {
          "_dis": "11 18 41 30",
          "kind": "other",
          "name": "English third person pronouns",
          "parents": [],
          "source": "w+disamb"
        }
      ],
      "examples": [
        {
          "text": "I would not do it for anything.",
          "type": "example"
        },
        {
          "ref": "1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate[…], New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers,[…], OCLC 16832619",
          "text": "Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language […] his clerks […] understood him very well. If he had written a love letter, or a farce, or a ballade, or a story, no one, either clerks, or friends, or compositors, would have understood anything but a word here and a word there."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2013-05-25, “No hiding place”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8837, page 74",
          "text": "In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.",
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        }
      ],
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        "Any object, act, state, event, or fact whatever; a thing of any kind; something or other."
      ],
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      "raw_glosses": [
        "Any object, act, state, event, or fact whatever; a thing of any kind; something or other."
      ],
      "synonyms": [
        {
          "word": "aught"
        }
      ],
      "translations": [
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ase",
          "lang": "American Sign Language",
          "note": "A@Wrist-PalmUp-A@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp 5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp-5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ary",
          "lang": "Arabic",
          "roman": "ʔayy ḥāja",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "Moroccan-Arabic"
          ],
          "word": "أي حاجة"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "be",
          "lang": "Belarusian",
          "roman": "što-njébudzʹ",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "што-не́будзь"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "be",
          "lang": "Belarusian",
          "roman": "ništó",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "with-negation"
          ],
          "word": "нішто́"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "bg",
          "lang": "Bulgarian",
          "roman": "nešto",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "нещо"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "bg",
          "lang": "Bulgarian",
          "roman": "kakvoto i da e",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "каквото и да е"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ca",
          "lang": "Catalan",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "qualsevol cosa"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ca",
          "lang": "Catalan",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "alguna cosa"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ca",
          "lang": "Catalan",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "quelcom"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ca",
          "lang": "Catalan",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "tot"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ca",
          "lang": "Catalan",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "with-negation"
          ],
          "word": "res"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ca",
          "lang": "Catalan",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "re"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ccc",
          "lang": "Chamicuro",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "anaskajneye"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "chr",
          "lang": "Cherokee",
          "roman": "gahusdi",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "ᎦᎱᏍᏗ"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "cmn",
          "lang": "Chinese",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "Mandarin"
          ],
          "word": "什麼"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "cmn",
          "lang": "Chinese",
          "roman": "shénme",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "Mandarin"
          ],
          "word": "什么"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "cs",
          "lang": "Czech",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "cokoliv"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "nl",
          "lang": "Dutch",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "iets"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "nl",
          "lang": "Dutch",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "alles"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "nl",
          "lang": "Dutch",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "wat dan ook"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "eo",
          "lang": "Esperanto",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "io ajn"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "fi",
          "lang": "Finnish",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "mikä"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "fi",
          "lang": "Finnish",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "mikä tahansa"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "fr",
          "lang": "French",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "n’importe quoi"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "fr",
          "lang": "French",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "with-negation"
          ],
          "word": "rien"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "gl",
          "lang": "Galician",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "calquera cousa"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ka",
          "lang": "Georgian",
          "roman": "nebismieri ram",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "ნებისმიერი რამ"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "irgendetwas"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "irgendwas"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "got",
          "lang": "Gothic",
          "roman": "ainshun",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃𐌷𐌿𐌽"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "el",
          "lang": "Greek",
          "roman": "otidípote",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "neuter"
          ],
          "word": "οτιδήποτε"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "el",
          "lang": "Greek",
          "roman": "ó,ti",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "ό,τι"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "hu",
          "lang": "Hungarian",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "akármi"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "hu",
          "lang": "Hungarian",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "bármi"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "io",
          "lang": "Ido",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "irgo"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ga",
          "lang": "Irish",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "aon rud"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "qualunque cosa"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "qualsiasi cosa"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "niente"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "alt": "なんでも",
          "code": "ja",
          "lang": "Japanese",
          "roman": "nandemo",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "何でも"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "km",
          "lang": "Khmer",
          "roman": "ʼəy",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "អី"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ko",
          "lang": "Korean",
          "roman": "amugeot-do",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "아무것도"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ckb",
          "lang": "Kurdish",
          "roman": "hîç",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "Central-Kurdish"
          ],
          "word": "ھیچ"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "la",
          "lang": "Latin",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "quidquam"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "mk",
          "lang": "Macedonian",
          "roman": "bilo što",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "било што"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "mk",
          "lang": "Macedonian",
          "roman": "što bilo",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "што било"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "mk",
          "lang": "Macedonian",
          "roman": "što i da bilo",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "што и да било"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ms",
          "lang": "Malay",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "Jawi"
          ],
          "word": "اڤ٢"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ms",
          "lang": "Malay",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "Rumi"
          ],
          "word": "apa-apa"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "gv",
          "lang": "Manx",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "nhee erbee"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "zdj",
          "lang": "Ngazidja Comorian",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "with-negation"
          ],
          "word": "ndrongoo"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "pl",
          "english": "'whatever'",
          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "neuter"
          ],
          "word": "cokolwiek"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "pl",
          "english": "'whatever'",
          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "neuter"
          ],
          "word": "byle co"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "pl",
          "english": "'something' eg. 'I have never done anything like that.'",
          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "neuter"
          ],
          "word": "coś"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "pl",
          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "neuter",
            "with-negation"
          ],
          "word": "nic"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "pl",
          "english": "eg. 'I would do anything for her.'",
          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "neuter"
          ],
          "word": "wszystko"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "pt",
          "lang": "Portuguese",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "qualquer coisa"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ro",
          "lang": "Romanian",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "orice"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ro",
          "lang": "Romanian",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "nimic"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ru",
          "lang": "Russian",
          "roman": "vsjó, što ugódno",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "всё, что уго́дно"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ru",
          "lang": "Russian",
          "roman": "vsjo",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "всё"
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        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ru",
          "lang": "Russian",
          "roman": "što ugódno",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "что уго́дно"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "ru",
          "lang": "Russian",
          "roman": "štó-nibudʹ",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "что́-нибудь"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "gd",
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          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
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        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "sh",
          "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "Roman"
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          "word": "bilošto"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "sh",
          "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "Roman"
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          "word": "bilo što"
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        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "sk",
          "lang": "Slovak",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "čokoľvek"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "es",
          "lang": "Spanish",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "cualquier cosa"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "sw",
          "lang": "Swahili",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "class-7",
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          "word": "kitu"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "sv",
          "lang": "Swedish",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "någonting"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "sv",
          "lang": "Swedish",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "vad som helst"
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        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "te",
          "lang": "Telugu",
          "roman": "ēmainā",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "ఏమైనా"
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        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "tpi",
          "lang": "Tok Pisin",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "samting"
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        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "uk",
          "lang": "Ukrainian",
          "roman": "ščo-nébudʹ",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "що-не́будь"
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        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "uk",
          "lang": "Ukrainian",
          "roman": "niščó",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "tags": [
            "with-negation"
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          "word": "ніщо́"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "uk",
          "lang": "Ukrainian",
          "roman": "budʹ-ščo",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "будь-що"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "98 2",
          "code": "yi",
          "lang": "Yiddish",
          "roman": "epes",
          "sense": "any thing of any kind",
          "word": "עפּעס"
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          "ref": "1916, Edward S. Moffat, Go Forth and Find, page 81-82",
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        "(with “as” or “like”) Expressing an indefinite comparison."
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      "ipa": "/ˈɛn.i.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "General-American"
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      "ipa": "/ˈæ.ni.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "Ireland"
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    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛ.nɪ.θɪŋ/",
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    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛ.ni.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
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    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛ.nə.θɪŋ/",
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          "word": "anyone"
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          "word": "anywhere"
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          "word": "everything"
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          "word": "nothing"
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        {
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        {
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          "code": "ase",
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          "note": "A@Wrist-PalmUp-A@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp 5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp-5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp",
          "sense": "someone or something"
        },
        {
          "code": "fi",
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          "sense": "someone or something",
          "word": "mikä tahansa"
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          "code": "el",
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          "sense": "someone or something",
          "word": "οτιδήποτε"
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        {
          "code": "amu",
          "lang": "Guerrero Amuzgo",
          "sense": "someone or something",
          "word": "makjo"
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        {
          "code": "ja",
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          "roman": "nandemo",
          "sense": "someone or something",
          "word": "何でも"
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        {
          "code": "la",
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          "sense": "someone or something",
          "word": "quisquam"
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          "code": "mt",
          "lang": "Maltese",
          "sense": "someone or something",
          "word": "kwalunkwe ħaġa"
        },
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          "code": "pt",
          "lang": "Portuguese",
          "sense": "someone or something",
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            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "qualquer coisa"
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        {
          "code": "ro",
          "lang": "Romanian",
          "sense": "someone or something",
          "word": "cineva"
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        {
          "code": "ro",
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    "English terms inherited from Old English",
    "English terms with IPA pronunciation",
    "English terms with audio links",
    "English third person pronouns",
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      "word": "anythingarian"
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      "word": "anything goes"
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      "word": "anything that moves"
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      "word": "as anything"
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      "word": "if anything"
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      "word": "like anything"
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        "7": "",
        "8": "",
        "9": "",
        "head": ""
      },
      "expansion": "anything",
      "name": "head"
    },
    {
      "args": {},
      "expansion": "anything",
      "name": "en-pron"
    }
  ],
  "lang": "English",
  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "pron",
  "senses": [
    {
      "categories": [
        "English terms with quotations",
        "English terms with usage examples"
      ],
      "examples": [
        {
          "text": "I would not do it for anything.",
          "type": "example"
        },
        {
          "ref": "1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate[…], New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers,[…], OCLC 16832619",
          "text": "Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language […] his clerks […] understood him very well. If he had written a love letter, or a farce, or a ballade, or a story, no one, either clerks, or friends, or compositors, would have understood anything but a word here and a word there."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2013-05-25, “No hiding place”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8837, page 74",
          "text": "In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.",
          "type": "quotation"
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "Any object, act, state, event, or fact whatever; a thing of any kind; something or other."
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "Any object, act, state, event, or fact whatever; a thing of any kind; something or other."
      ],
      "synonyms": [
        {
          "word": "aught"
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "categories": [
        "English terms with quotations"
      ],
      "examples": [
        {
          "ref": "1916, Edward S. Moffat, Go Forth and Find, page 81-82",
          "text": "Perhaps it was this atmosphere of misplacedness and loneliness as much as anything which led her to speak to him one evening in early summer when the office had closed.",
          "type": "quotation"
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "Expressing an indefinite comparison."
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "(with “as” or “like”) Expressing an indefinite comparison."
      ],
      "tags": [
        "with “as” or “like”"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "sounds": [
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛn.i.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "General-American"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈæ.ni.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "Ireland"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛ.nɪ.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛ.ni.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛ.nə.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "General-Australian"
      ]
    },
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      "audio": "en-us-anything.ogg",
      "mp3_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/e/e9/En-us-anything.ogg/En-us-anything.ogg.mp3",
      "ogg_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/En-us-anything.ogg",
      "tags": [
        "US"
      ],
      "text": "Audio (US)"
    }
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    {
      "code": "ase",
      "lang": "American Sign Language",
      "note": "A@Wrist-PalmUp-A@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp 5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp-5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind"
    },
    {
      "code": "ary",
      "lang": "Arabic",
      "roman": "ʔayy ḥāja",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "Moroccan-Arabic"
      ],
      "word": "أي حاجة"
    },
    {
      "code": "be",
      "lang": "Belarusian",
      "roman": "što-njébudzʹ",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "што-не́будзь"
    },
    {
      "code": "be",
      "lang": "Belarusian",
      "roman": "ništó",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "with-negation"
      ],
      "word": "нішто́"
    },
    {
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "nešto",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "нещо"
    },
    {
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "kakvoto i da e",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "каквото и да е"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "qualsevol cosa"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "alguna cosa"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "quelcom"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "tot"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "with-negation"
      ],
      "word": "res"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "re"
    },
    {
      "code": "ccc",
      "lang": "Chamicuro",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "anaskajneye"
    },
    {
      "code": "chr",
      "lang": "Cherokee",
      "roman": "gahusdi",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "ᎦᎱᏍᏗ"
    },
    {
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "Mandarin"
      ],
      "word": "什麼"
    },
    {
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese",
      "roman": "shénme",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "Mandarin"
      ],
      "word": "什么"
    },
    {
      "code": "cs",
      "lang": "Czech",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "cokoliv"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "iets"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "alles"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "wat dan ook"
    },
    {
      "code": "eo",
      "lang": "Esperanto",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "io ajn"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "mikä"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "mikä tahansa"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "n’importe quoi"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "with-negation"
      ],
      "word": "rien"
    },
    {
      "code": "gl",
      "lang": "Galician",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "calquera cousa"
    },
    {
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "nebismieri ram",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "ნებისმიერი რამ"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "irgendetwas"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "irgendwas"
    },
    {
      "code": "got",
      "lang": "Gothic",
      "roman": "ainshun",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃𐌷𐌿𐌽"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "otidípote",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "οτιδήποτε"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "ó,ti",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "ό,τι"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "akármi"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "bármi"
    },
    {
      "code": "io",
      "lang": "Ido",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "irgo"
    },
    {
      "code": "ga",
      "lang": "Irish",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "aon rud"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "qualunque cosa"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "qualsiasi cosa"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "niente"
    },
    {
      "alt": "なんでも",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "nandemo",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "何でも"
    },
    {
      "code": "km",
      "lang": "Khmer",
      "roman": "ʼəy",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "អី"
    },
    {
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "amugeot-do",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "아무것도"
    },
    {
      "code": "ckb",
      "lang": "Kurdish",
      "roman": "hîç",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "Central-Kurdish"
      ],
      "word": "ھیچ"
    },
    {
      "code": "la",
      "lang": "Latin",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "quidquam"
    },
    {
      "code": "mk",
      "lang": "Macedonian",
      "roman": "bilo što",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "било што"
    },
    {
      "code": "mk",
      "lang": "Macedonian",
      "roman": "što bilo",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "што било"
    },
    {
      "code": "mk",
      "lang": "Macedonian",
      "roman": "što i da bilo",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "што и да било"
    },
    {
      "code": "ms",
      "lang": "Malay",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "Jawi"
      ],
      "word": "اڤ٢"
    },
    {
      "code": "ms",
      "lang": "Malay",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "Rumi"
      ],
      "word": "apa-apa"
    },
    {
      "code": "gv",
      "lang": "Manx",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "nhee erbee"
    },
    {
      "code": "zdj",
      "lang": "Ngazidja Comorian",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "with-negation"
      ],
      "word": "ndrongoo"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "english": "'whatever'",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "cokolwiek"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "english": "'whatever'",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "byle co"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "english": "'something' eg. 'I have never done anything like that.'",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "coś"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "neuter",
        "with-negation"
      ],
      "word": "nic"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "english": "eg. 'I would do anything for her.'",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "wszystko"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "qualquer coisa"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "orice"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "nimic"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "vsjó, što ugódno",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "всё, что уго́дно"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "vsjo",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "всё"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "što ugódno",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "что уго́дно"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "štó-nibudʹ",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "что́-нибудь"
    },
    {
      "code": "gd",
      "lang": "Scottish Gaelic",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "rud sam bith"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "Roman"
      ],
      "word": "bilošto"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "Roman"
      ],
      "word": "bilo što"
    },
    {
      "code": "sk",
      "lang": "Slovak",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "čokoľvek"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "cualquier cosa"
    },
    {
      "code": "sw",
      "lang": "Swahili",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "class-7",
        "with-negation"
      ],
      "word": "kitu"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "någonting"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "vad som helst"
    },
    {
      "code": "te",
      "lang": "Telugu",
      "roman": "ēmainā",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "ఏమైనా"
    },
    {
      "code": "tpi",
      "lang": "Tok Pisin",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "samting"
    },
    {
      "code": "uk",
      "lang": "Ukrainian",
      "roman": "ščo-nébudʹ",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "що-не́будь"
    },
    {
      "code": "uk",
      "lang": "Ukrainian",
      "roman": "niščó",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "tags": [
        "with-negation"
      ],
      "word": "ніщо́"
    },
    {
      "code": "uk",
      "lang": "Ukrainian",
      "roman": "budʹ-ščo",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "будь-що"
    },
    {
      "code": "yi",
      "lang": "Yiddish",
      "roman": "epes",
      "sense": "any thing of any kind",
      "word": "עפּעס"
    }
  ],
  "word": "anything"
}

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  "categories": [
    "English 3-syllable words",
    "English adverbs",
    "English compound determinatives",
    "English compound words",
    "English countable nouns",
    "English indefinite pronouns",
    "English lemmas",
    "English nouns",
    "English pronouns",
    "English terms derived from Middle English",
    "English terms derived from Old English",
    "English terms inherited from Middle English",
    "English terms inherited from Old English",
    "English terms with IPA pronunciation",
    "English terms with audio links",
    "English third person pronouns",
    "English uncomparable adverbs"
  ],
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    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "enm",
        "3": "anything"
      },
      "expansion": "Middle English anything",
      "name": "inh"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "enm",
        "2": "enything"
      },
      "expansion": "enything",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "enm",
        "2": "onything"
      },
      "expansion": "onything",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "ang",
        "3": "aniþing"
      },
      "expansion": "Old English aniþing",
      "name": "inh"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "ang",
        "2": "ǣniġ þing",
        "lit": "any thing"
      },
      "expansion": "ǣniġ þing (literally “any thing”)",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "any",
        "3": "thing"
      },
      "expansion": "any + thing",
      "name": "af"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_text": "From Middle English anything, enything, onything, from Late Old English aniþing, from earlier ǣniġ þing (literally “any thing”), equivalent to any + thing.",
  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "anythings",
      "tags": [
        "plural"
      ]
    }
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    {
      "args": {},
      "expansion": "anything (plural anythings)",
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    }
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  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "noun",
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    {
      "word": "anybody"
    },
    {
      "word": "anyone"
    },
    {
      "word": "anywhere"
    },
    {
      "word": "everything"
    },
    {
      "word": "nothing"
    },
    {
      "word": "something"
    },
    {
      "word": "thing"
    }
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    {
      "categories": [
        "English terms with quotations"
      ],
      "examples": [
        {
          "ref": "1986, David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly",
          "text": "How long does it take to turn you actors into good anythings?",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "May 6, 2007, Cindy Chupack, “An Ancient Coda to My 21st-Century Divorce”, in New York Times",
          "text": "So we tried not to talk about first or second anythings until our meeting with the rabbi.",
          "type": "quotation"
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "Someone or something of importance."
      ],
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        "Someone or something of importance."
      ]
    }
  ],
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      "ipa": "/ˈɛn.i.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "General-American"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈæ.ni.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "Ireland"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛ.nɪ.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛ.ni.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛ.nə.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "General-Australian"
      ]
    },
    {
      "audio": "en-us-anything.ogg",
      "mp3_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/e/e9/En-us-anything.ogg/En-us-anything.ogg.mp3",
      "ogg_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/En-us-anything.ogg",
      "tags": [
        "US"
      ],
      "text": "Audio (US)"
    }
  ],
  "translations": [
    {
      "code": "ase",
      "lang": "American Sign Language",
      "note": "A@Wrist-PalmUp-A@CenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp 5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp-5@SideTrunkhigh-PalmUp",
      "sense": "someone or something"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "mikä tahansa"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "otidípote",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "οτιδήποτε"
    },
    {
      "code": "amu",
      "lang": "Guerrero Amuzgo",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "makjo"
    },
    {
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "nandemo",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "何でも"
    },
    {
      "code": "la",
      "lang": "Latin",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "quisquam"
    },
    {
      "code": "mt",
      "lang": "Maltese",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "kwalunkwe ħaġa"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "qualquer coisa"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "cineva"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "ceva"
    },
    {
      "code": "gd",
      "lang": "Scottish Gaelic",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "dad"
    },
    {
      "code": "gd",
      "lang": "Scottish Gaelic",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "càil"
    },
    {
      "code": "sl",
      "lang": "Slovene",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "karkoli"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "något"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "vad som helst"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "vilken som helst"
    },
    {
      "alt": "1",
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "vilket som helst"
    },
    {
      "code": "yi",
      "lang": "Yiddish",
      "roman": "epes",
      "sense": "someone or something",
      "word": "עפּעס"
    }
  ],
  "word": "anything"
}

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  "categories": [
    "English 3-syllable words",
    "English adverbs",
    "English compound determinatives",
    "English indefinite pronouns",
    "English lemmas",
    "English terms derived from Middle English",
    "English terms derived from Old English",
    "English terms inherited from Middle English",
    "English terms inherited from Old English",
    "English terms with IPA pronunciation",
    "English terms with audio links",
    "English third person pronouns",
    "English uncomparable adverbs"
  ],
  "etymology_templates": [
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "enm",
        "3": "anything"
      },
      "expansion": "Middle English anything",
      "name": "inh"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "enm",
        "2": "enything"
      },
      "expansion": "enything",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "enm",
        "2": "onything"
      },
      "expansion": "onything",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "enm",
        "2": "onythynge"
      },
      "expansion": "onythynge",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "ang",
        "3": "ǣniġe þinga"
      },
      "expansion": "Old English ǣniġe þinga",
      "name": "inh"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "ang",
        "2": "ǣnġi þinga",
        "3": "",
        "lit": "by any of things"
      },
      "expansion": "ǣnġi þinga (literally “by any of things”)",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "ang",
        "2": "ǣniġe"
      },
      "expansion": "ǣniġe",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "ang",
        "2": "ǣniġ",
        "3": "",
        "4": "any"
      },
      "expansion": "ǣniġ (“any”)",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "ang",
        "2": "þinga"
      },
      "expansion": "þinga",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "ang",
        "2": "þing",
        "3": "",
        "4": "thing"
      },
      "expansion": "þing (“thing”)",
      "name": "m"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_text": "From Middle English anything, enything, onything, onythynge, from Old English ǣniġe þinga, ǣnġi þinga (literally “by any of things”), from ǣniġe, instrumental form of ǣniġ (“any”) + þinga, genitive plural of þing (“thing”).",
  "head_templates": [
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      "args": {
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      "expansion": "anything (not comparable)",
      "name": "en-adv"
    }
  ],
  "lang": "English",
  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "adv",
  "senses": [
    {
      "examples": [
        {
          "text": "That isn't anything like a car."
        },
        {
          "text": "She's not anything like as strong as me."
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "In any way, any extent or any degree."
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "In any way, any extent or any degree."
      ],
      "tags": [
        "not-comparable"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "sounds": [
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛn.i.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "General-American"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈæ.ni.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "Ireland"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛ.nɪ.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛ.ni.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈɛ.nə.θɪŋ/",
      "tags": [
        "General-Australian"
      ]
    },
    {
      "audio": "en-us-anything.ogg",
      "mp3_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/e/e9/En-us-anything.ogg/En-us-anything.ogg.mp3",
      "ogg_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/En-us-anything.ogg",
      "tags": [
        "US"
      ],
      "text": "Audio (US)"
    }
  ],
  "word": "anything"
}

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