any thing whatever; something, no matter what:
Do you have anything for a toothache?
a thing of any kind.
in any degree; to any extent; in any way; at all:
Does it taste anything like chocolate?
anything but, in no degree or respect; not in the least:
The plans were anything but definite.
anything goes, any type of conduct, dress, speech, etc., is considered acceptable or valid or is likely to be encountered and tolerated:
That resort is a place where anything goes!
In laissez-faire Nevada, anything goes: except sexual hypocrisy and casino-tainted politicians.
Sin City Senator Sally Denton June 21, 2009
As for mistresses like Jaimee Grubbs and Jamie Jungers, well, without traditional morality to guide them, anything goes.
Call Girls Out-Class Mistresses Tracy Quan December 5, 2009
He shook his head knowingly, as if to intone the word ‘New York,’ were to intone a universal spirit of ‘anything goes’.
The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi Elliot Ackerman January 20, 2014
“You have to look for the ones whose profile says ‘anything goes,'” she added.
My $16 Videogame Striptease Brian Ries October 13, 2010
Collective action of that sort is hard to imagine in La Zona, the part of Reynosa where anything goes, including crack.
‘Whores’ Glory’: An Interview With Michael Glawogger Tracy Quan April 27, 2012
Well, they can get rougher and noisier, and just anything goes, and this is some tough mob in here right now.
Hookers Richard F. Mann
Must somebody be always punished when anything goes wrong in life?
Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
My father will go on at me, I dare say, saying it was my fault, as he generally does when anything goes contrary to his orders.
Mildred Arkell, (Vol 1 of 3) Ellen Wood
If anything goes wrong, we must do what we can for the children.
Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories Mrs. Woods Baker
You know that if anything goes wrong with it, you’re cut off, in a way.
The Confession Mary Roberts Rinehart
any object, event, action, etc, whatever: anything might happen
a thing of any kind: have you anything to declare?
in any way: he wasn’t anything like his father
anything but, by no means; not in the least: she was anything but happy
like anything, (intensifier; usually euphemistic): he ran like anything
late Old English aniþing, from any + thing. But Old English ænig þinga apparently also meant “somehow, anyhow” (glossing Latin quoquo modo).
Everything is permitted, as in You’re wearing sneakers to the office?—Why not? Anything goes these days. This idiom began life as everything goes, which appeared in George Meredith’s novel The Egoist (1879). In America anything was the preferred word, which gained further currency with Cole Porter’s use of the term as the title of his 1934 song and musical comedy, Anything Goes!
can’t do anything with
not anything like
- Anything like
see: not anything like
any thing whatever; something, no matter what: Do you have anything for a toothache? a thing of any kind. in any degree; to any extent; in any way; at all: Does it taste anything like chocolate? anything but, in no degree or respect; not in the least: The plans were anything but definite. anything goes, […]
- Anytime algorithm
anytime algorithm algorithm An algorithm that returns a sequence of approximations to the correct answer such that each approximation is no worse than the previous one, i.e. the algorithm can be stopped at _any time_. Newton-Raphson iteration applied to finding the square root of a number b is another example: x = (x + b […]
- Anytime minute
noun a minute of use on a cellular phone that is charged at a flat rate rather than charged according to the time of day; also written Anytime minute Examples The International Usage is deducted from your Anytime minute balance based on an Anytime minute value of 20 cents per Anytime minute. noun See anytime […]