[ev-ree-hwair, -wair]


in every place or part; in all places.

Origin of everywhere

1175–1225; Middle English everihwer, representing 2 formations: every every + hwer where, and ever ever + ihwer anywhere, everywhere (Old English gehwǣr; see y-, where)

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to or in all parts or places
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Word Origin and History for everywhere

Old English æfre gehwær; see every + where.

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Idioms and Phrases with everywhere


see all over (everywhere); here, there, and everywhere.

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