Definitions

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.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.