evert

[ih-vurt]
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Origin of evert

1375–1425 for earlier past participle sense; 1795–1805 for current sense; late Middle English < Latin ēvertere to overturn, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vertere to turn
Related formsun·e·vert·ed, adjective

Evert

[ev-ert]
noun
  1. Chris(tine Marie),born 1954, U.S. tennis player.
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Historical Examples of evert

  • To Evert and Hakon was assigned the duty of pulling in the nets.

  • In which class, however, he again did not include Evert Winthrop.

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  • But how could you suppose I meant that she had designs upon Evert for herself?

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  • But how can I like the idea of sharing you with a stranger, Evert?

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  • If you should ever marry that girl, Evert, my heart would be broken!

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British Dictionary definitions for evert

evert

verb
  1. (tr) to turn (an eyelid, the intestines, or some other bodily part) outwards or inside out
Derived Formseversible, adjectiveeversion, noun

Word Origin for evert

C16: from Latin ēvertere to overthrow, from vertere to turn

Evert

noun
  1. Chris (tine). born 1954, US tennis player: winner of eighteen Grand Slam singles titles (1974–86), including the French Open a record seven times, the US Open a record six times, and Wimbledon three times
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evert in Medicine

evert

[ĭ-vûrt]
v.
  1. To turn inside out or outward.
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