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ˈɛv riev·e·ry

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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.

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  

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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Numerology

  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. Brown Griffin:

    If you have to frequent a place every day where you feel like you don't belong, that you're left out and where you don't don't feel safe, that is certainly going to take a toll on your mental health.

  2. Doug Hayes:

    It's primarily about getting to spend a few minutes with them every single morning.

  3. Bob Livingston:

    The GOP meeting's a good reason for them to unify and get behind Donald Trump and let's have a victory this time around, i am really, really irritated by these people who think they are smarter than The American people. The American people are expressing The American people loudly in just about every state, most of the primaries and Donald Trump's getting most of the votes.

  4. Ray Mabus:

    We've got to pay a whole lot of attention to this, cyber is in everything now. It's not just weapons systems. It's in every system because we are so networked.

  5. Sharon Choksi:

    What you find is across all of those companies, the shirts are 1 to 3 inches slimmer for a girl in every single brand, and when you talk about the shorts, the shorts are literally one-third the length of the boys' shorts, it's one thing for us to say, 'Oh, they're smaller,' but when you actually see the numbers, I think it really drives home the message.

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