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[ ev-ree ]
/ ˈɛv ri /
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Definition of every

adjective
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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Origin of every

First recorded in 1125–75; Middle English every, everich, Old English ǣfre ǣlc, literally “ever each” (the first element of the phrase reinforcing the second); see ever, each

synonym study for every

1. See each.
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British Dictionary definitions for every

every
/ (ˈɛvrɪ) /

determiner
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
  1. in all directions; everywhereI looked every which way for you
  2. 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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