[ ev-ree ]
/ ˈɛv ri /
being one of a group or series taken collectively; each: We go there every day.
all possible; the greatest possible degree of: every prospect of success.
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every bit, in every respect; completely: This is every bit as good as she says it is.
every now and then, on occasion; from time to time: She bakes her own bread every now and then.Also every once in a while, every so often.
every other, every second; every alternate: milk deliveries every other day.
every which way, in all directions; in disorganized fashion: I brushed against the table, and the cards fell every which way.
1. See each.
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British Dictionary definitions for every
/ (ˈɛvrɪ) /
each one (of the class specified), without exceptionevery child knows it
(not used with a negative) the greatest or best possibleevery hope of success
each: used before a noun phrase to indicate the recurrent, intermittent, or serial nature of a thingevery third day; every now and then; every so often
every bit (used in comparisons with as) quite; just; equallyevery bit as funny as the other show
every other each alternate; every secondevery other day
every which way
- in all directions; everywhereI looked every which way for you
- US and Canadian from all sidesstones coming at me every which way
Word Origin for every
C15 everich, from Old English ǣfre ǣlc, from ǣfre ever + ǣlc each
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Idioms and Phrases with every
In addition to the idioms beginning with every
- every bit
- every cloud has a silver lining
- every dog has its day
- every inch
- every last one
- every little bit helps
- every man for himself
- every man has his price
- every minute counts
- every nook and cranny
- every now and then
- every other
- every single one
- every so often
- every time one turns around
- every Tom, Dick, and Harry
- every which way
- at every turn
- each and every
- finger in the (every) pie
- living soul, every
- nook and cranny, every
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