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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [en-ee-wuhn, -wuh n]
    • /ˈɛn iˌwʌn, -wən/
    • /ˈeniwʌn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [en-ee-wuhn, -wuh n]
    • /ˈɛn iˌwʌn, -wən/

Definitions of anyone word

  • pronoun anyone You use anyone or anybody in statements with negative meaning to indicate in a general way that nobody is present or involved in an action. 3
  • pronoun anyone You use anyone or anybody in questions and conditional clauses to ask or talk about whether someone is present or doing something. 3
  • pronoun anyone You use anyone or anybody before words which indicate the kind of person you are talking about. 3
  • pronoun anyone You use anyone or anybody to refer to a person when you are emphasizing that it could be any person out of a very large number of people. 3
  • pronoun anyone any person; anybody 3
  • pronoun anyone a person of any importance 3

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Origin of anyone

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400, anyone is from the Middle English word ani on. See any, one

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Anyone


anyone popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

anyone usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for anyone

noun anyone

  • all — You use all to indicate that you are referring to the whole of a particular group or thing or to everyone or everything of a particular kind.
  • anybody — Anybody means the same as anyone.
  • one — being or amounting to a single unit or individual or entire thing, item, or object rather than two or more; a single: one woman; one nation; one piece of cake.
  • public — of, relating to, or affecting a population or a community as a whole: public funds; a public nuisance.
  • masses — the celebration of the Eucharist. Compare High Mass, Low Mass.

pronoun anyone

Antonyms for anyone

pronoun anyone

  • no one — No one means not a single person, or not a single member of a particular group or set.

Top questions with anyone

  • anyone who knows what love is?
  • anyone lived in a pretty how town?
  • how to talk to anyone?
  • anyone who had a heart?
  • anyone who knows what love is will understand?
  • why would anyone work as an unpaid intern?
  • does anyone know where the love of god goes?
  • does anyone know what time it is?
  • how to get a meeting with anyone?
  • has anyone won who wants to be a millionaire?
  • never love anyone who treats you like you re ordinary?
  • cilla black anyone who had a heart?
  • how to sing better than anyone else?
  • how to fall in love with anyone?
  • how to make anyone fall in love with you?

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