What does every mean?

Definitions for every
ˈɛv riev·e·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word every.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. every(a)adjective

    (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception

    "every person is mortal"; "every party is welcome"; "had every hope of success"; "every chance of winning"

  2. every(a)adjective

    each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified

    "every third seat"; "every two hours"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Everyadjective

    Etymology: in old language everich, that is, ever each; æfer ealc, Saxon.

    He proposeth unto God their necessities, and they their own requests for relief in every of them. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 39.

    All the congregation are holy, every one of them. Num. xvi.

    The king made this ordonance, that every twelve years there should be set forth two ships. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.

    The virtue and force of every of these three is shrewdly allayed. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.

    Aristotle has long since observed, how unreasonable it is to expect the same kind of proof for every thing, which we have for some things. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    Every one, that has any idea of a foot, finds that he can repeat that idea, and, joining it to the former, make the idea of two feet. John Locke.

    From pole to pole the thunder roars aloud,
    And broken lightnings flash from ev’ry cloud. Alexander Pope, Statius.

    The substance of the body of Christ was not every-where seen, nor did it every-where suffer death; every-where it could not be entombed: it is not every-where now, being exalted into heaven. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 55.

    If I send my son abroad, how is it possible to keep him from vice, which is every-where so in fashion? John Locke.

    ’Tis no-where to be found, or every-where. Alexander Pope.


  1. every

    Every is an adjective used to refer to each individual or all members of a group or category. It implies inclusivity and means that something applies or is true for each and every one without exception or omission.

  2. Every

    Every is an adjective that refers to all members or instances of a group or category, indicating that each individual or object within that group is included or affected. It serves to indicate universality or completeness in reference to a specified group.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Every

    all the parts which compose a whole collection or aggregate number, considered in their individuality, all taken separately one by one, out of an indefinite bumber

  2. Every

    every one. Cf

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Every

    ev′ėr-i, adj. each one of a number: all taken separately.—pron. Ev′erybody, every person.—adj. Ev′eryday, of or belonging to every day, daily: common, usual: pertaining to week-days, in opposition to Sunday.—pron. Ev′erything, all things: all.—advs. Ev′eryway, in every way or respect; Ev′erywhen, at all times; Ev′erywhere, in every place.—Every bit, the whole; Every now and then, or again, at intervals; Every other, every second—e.g. every other day, every alternate day. [A.S. ǽfre, ever, and ǽlc, each.]

Editors Contribution

  1. every

    All of a specific.

    Every moment on earth is a moment to enjoy and to focus on the specific goals we choose to achieve

    Submitted by MaryC on August 15, 2020  

  2. every

    The whole amount.

    Every political party is united working together for the benefit of every human being.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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  1. Every

    Every vs. Everyday -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Every and Everyday.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. EVERY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Every is ranked #21790 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Every surname appeared 1,193 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Every.

    76.7% or 916 total occurrences were White.
    18.5% or 221 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 26 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.8% or 10 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'every' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #217

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'every' in Written Corpus Frequency: #243

Anagrams for every »

  1. veery

  2. verye

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of every in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of every in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of every in a Sentence

  1. Roman Lalich:

    Learn something every, second, every minute, every hour, every day, every month, and every year but remember what the purpose was for learning all those things.

  2. Devan Dubnyk:

    You learn to win in every different kind of way and every different kind of situation, we've been doing that through this run here, and it just makes you feel like going into every game like you can win every game. That's a fun way to play hockey. That's a really nice feeling, and we're going to hold onto it and keep working to keep that feeling.

  3. Matt Kuchar:

    Most of the Olympic sports have their' big event' either once every four years – at the Summer Games -- or once every two years with the World Cups and world championships that go on, in the golf world and the tennis world, we have our four majors and our four grand slams every year, and then every other week there is a big event going on with major attention.

  4. Fulton John Sheen:

    Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded.

  5. W. Edwards Deming:

    What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis.

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    the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    • A. value
    • B. mediocrity
    • C. transition
    • D. empire

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