In any case
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 whatsoever it may be. [1913 Webster]

Note: Any is often used in denying or asserting without limitation; as, this thing ought not be done at any time; I ask any one to answer my question. [1913 Webster]

No man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son. --Matt. xi. 27. [1913 Webster]

2. Some, of whatever kind, quantity, or number; as, are there any witnesses present? are there any other houses like it? ``Who will show us any good?'' --Ps. iv. 6. [1913 Webster]

Note: It is often used, either in the singular or the plural, as a pronoun, the person or thing being understood; anybody; anyone; (pl.) any persons. [1913 Webster]

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, . . . and it shall be given him. --Jas. i. 5. [1913 Webster]

That if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. --Acts ix. 2. [1913 Webster]

{At any rate}, {In any case}, whatever may be the state of affairs; anyhow. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • In any case — Case Case, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. {Chance}.] 1. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By aventure, or sort, or cas. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in any case — also[in any event] or[at all events] {adv. phr.} 1. No matter what happens: surely; without fail; certainly; anyhow; anyway. * /It may rain tomorrow, but we are going home in any case./ * /I may not go to Europe, but in any event, I will visit… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in any case — also[in any event] or[at all events] {adv. phr.} 1. No matter what happens: surely; without fail; certainly; anyhow; anyway. * /It may rain tomorrow, but we are going home in any case./ * /I may not go to Europe, but in any event, I will visit… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in any case — phrasal without regard to or in spite of other considerations ; whatever else is done or is the case < war is inevitable in any case > < in any case the report will be made public next month > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • in any case — adverb at any rate, anyhow …   Wiktionary

  • In good case — Case Case, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. {Chance}.] 1. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By aventure, or sort, or cas. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in any event — See: IN ANY CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in any event — See: IN ANY CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in any event — phrasal in any case …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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