Use the word any when you're talking about every possible quantity of something — whether it's one, a few, or many. You might ask an ice cream truck driver, "Do you have any ice cream sandwiches?"

Any refers to non-specific amounts of something, as when you ask your friend, "Do you have any advice about what movie I should see?" or you ask a bakery worker, "Do you have any chocolate croissants left?" It also means "at all," like when you complain, "That pep talk didn't make me feel any better." In Old English, the word was ænig, which meant both "any" and "anyone," or literally, "one-y."

Definitions of any
  1. adjective
    one or some or every or all without specification
    “give me any peaches you don't want”
    “not any milk is left”
    any child would know that”
    “pick any card”
    any day now”
    “cars can be rented at almost any airport”
    “at twilight or any other time”
    “beyond any doubt”
    “need any help we can get”
    synonyms: whatever, whatsoever
    quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity
  2. adverb
    to any degree or extent
    “it isn't any better”
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