from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- pro. Any person; anyone.
- n. A person of consequence: Everybody who is anybody was at the reception. See Usage Notes at anyone, every, he1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- pro. Any one out of an indefinite number of persons; anyone; any person.
- pro. A person of some consideration or standing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one out of an indefinite number of persons; anyone; any person.
- n. A person of consideration or standing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Any person; any one: as, has anybody been here? I have not seen anybody; anybody can do that.
- Any one in general; a person of any sort; an ordinary person, as opposed in slight contempt to a somebody: in this use with a plural: as, two or three anybodies.
- Any one in particular; a person of some consequence or importance, as opposed to a nobody: in direct or indirect interrogations: as, is he anybody? everybody who is anybody was present.
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