an·y·thing / ˈenēˌ[unvoicedth]ing/ • pron. used to refer to a thing, no matter what: nobody was saying anything. ∎ used for emphasis: I was ready for anything. ∎ used to indicate a range: he trains anything from seven to eight hours a day.PHRASES: anything but not at all (used for emphasis): he is anything but racist. (as) — as anything inf. extremely—: she said it out loud, clear as anything.if anythingsee if.like anythingsee like1 .or anything inf. added as a general reference to other things similar to the thing mentioned: no strings attached, you don't have to join up or anything.