What does ever mean?

Definitions for ever
ˈɛv ərev·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ever, of all timeadverb

    at any time

    "did you ever smoke?"; "the best con man of all time"

  2. always, ever, e'eradverb

    at all times; all the time and on every occasion

    "I will always be there to help you"; "always arrives on time"; "there is always some pollution in the air"; "ever hoping to strike it rich"; "ever busy"

  3. ever, ever soadverb

    (intensifier for adjectives) very

    "she was ever so friendly"


  1. everadverb


    It was ever thus.

  2. everadverb

    At any time.

  3. everadverb

    In any way

    How can I ever get there in time?

  4. everadjective

    Occurring at any time, occurring even but once during a timespan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Everadverb

    at any time; at any period or point of time

    Etymology: [OE. ever, fre, AS. fre; perh. akin to AS. always. Cf. Aye, Age,Evry, Never.]

  2. Everadverb

    at all times; through all time; always; forever

    Etymology: [OE. ever, fre, AS. fre; perh. akin to AS. always. Cf. Aye, Age,Evry, Never.]

  3. Everadverb

    without cessation; continually

    Etymology: [OE. ever, fre, AS. fre; perh. akin to AS. always. Cf. Aye, Age,Evry, Never.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ever

    ev′ėr, adv. always: eternally: at any time: at all times: continually: in any degree.—n. Ev′erglade, a large shallow lake or marsh: chiefly in pl. such a marsh in southern Florida, enclosing thousands of islets covered with dense thickets.—adj. Ev′ergreen, always green.—n. a plant that remains green all the year.—adv. Evermore′, unceasingly: eternally.—Ever and anon, now and then.—Everglade State, Florida.—Ever so, to any extent; For ever, to all eternity; Seldom or ever, used for seldom if ever, or seldom or never. [A.S. ǽfre, always; der. uncertain; perh. cog. with Goth. aiws.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ever' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #348

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ever' in Written Corpus Frequency: #342

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ever' in Adverbs Frequency: #52

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ever in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ever in a Sentence

  1. Blake Flayton:

    I can't imagine a world where I let that break me, because then they would win, what they're trying to do right now is bully Jews off and out of the public forum... because we're saying things they don't like. And it would be a colossal waste if we gave into that. That has never been a winning strategy for our people. Ever.

  2. Gordon Lightfoot:

    I took the song 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' from a folk singer called Bonnie Dobson. I knew her and she had a record with that track on it.

  3. Kyle Porter:

    It'll be the most expensive and worthless piece of paper I ever had.

  4. Taylor Swift:

    The symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumor is nothing like what we've ever been through with her cancer before, so it's just been a really hard time for us as a family.

  5. Vincent Van Gogh:

    One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.

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