anyone Definition

any person at all; anybody.

Using anyone: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "anyone" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Anyone can learn to play the guitar with enough practice.

  • Example

    Is anyone here a doctor?

  • Example

    I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

  • Example

    Does anyone have a pen I can borrow?

anyone Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for anyone

Phrases with anyone

  • used to refer to the most important or influential people in a particular sphere of activity


    Anyone who is anyone in the fashion world will be at the show tonight.

  • used to emphasize that someone or something is special or unusual


    She's not just anyone, she's a world-renowned scientist.

  • anyone's guess

    used to indicate that a particular outcome or situation is uncertain or unknown


    Whether or not the project will be completed on time is anyone's guess at this point.

Origins of anyone

from 'any' + 'one'


Summary: anyone in Brief

'Anyone' [ˈeniwʌn] is a pronoun used to refer to any person at all. It is often used in questions and statements to address a general audience, as in 'Does anyone have a pen I can borrow?' or 'Anyone can learn to play the guitar with enough practice.' Phrases like 'anyone who is anyone' and 'not just anyone' use 'anyone' to emphasize importance or uniqueness, while 'anyone's guess' denotes uncertainty or unknown outcomes.

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