any one


any one
anˈyone (or any one) noun and pronoun
1. Anybody at all
2. Anybody whatever
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Main Entry:any

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an|y|one «EHN ee wuhn, -wuhn», pronoun.
any person; anybody: »

Can anyone go to this movie or is it just for adults? Anyone may come. He is said to have been able…to detect the place of origin of anyone he met (Edmund Wilson).

Usage Anyone is written as one word when the stress is on the any: »

Anyone «EHN ee wuhn» would know that.

It is two words when the stress is on the one: »

I'd like any one «EHN ee WUHN» of them.

When the stress is on one, it may refer to a thing or a person.
any one,
1. any single or individual: »

in any one city in the United States.

2. any person or thing.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • any one vs anyone —   Any one means any single person or thing out of a group of people or things.   For example:   I can recommend any one of the books on this site.   Anyone means any person. It s always written as one word.   For example:   Did anyone see that… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • any one vs anyone —   Any one means any single person or thing out of a group of people or things.   For example:   I can recommend any one of the books on this site.   Anyone means any person. It s always written as one word.   For example:   Did anyone see that… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • any one / anyone —    Any one means any one person : Any one of you may go, but not all of you.    Anyone means anybody, any person at all : Anyone can chew gum and walk at the same time …   Confused words

  • any one / anyone —    Any one means any one person : Any one of you may go, but not all of you.    Anyone means anybody, any person at all : Anyone can chew gum and walk at the same time …   Confused words

  • To bring up any one with a round turn — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To call any one names — Call Call (k[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Called} (k[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Calling}] [OE. callen, AS. ceallian; akin to Icel. & Sw. kalla, Dan. kalde, D. kallen to talk, prate, OHG. kall[=o]n to call; cf. Gr. ghry ein to speak, sing, Skr. gar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • any — 1. use with singular or plural nouns. Any can be used with a singular or plural noun, or with an uncountable noun such as homework and happiness, to denote choice from three or more people or things (for choice from two, either is used): • The… …   Modern English usage

  • Any — A ny, a. & pron. [OE. [ae]ni[yogh], [ae]ni, eni, ani, oni, AS. [=ae]nig, fr. [=a]n one. It is akin to OS. [=e]nig, OHG. einic, G. einig, D. eenig. See {One}.] 1. One indifferently, out of an indefinite number; one indefinitely, whosoever or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English