every definition

  • adjective:
    • Constituting each and all sorts of people in a group without exception.
    • becoming all possible: had every potential for winning, but destroyed.
    • becoming all of a specified succession of things or intervals: every 3rd chair; every couple of hours.
    • Being the best degree or appearance of: revealed united states every attention; had every hope of succeeding.
    • All the components which compose a complete collection or aggregate quantity, considered inside their individuality, all taken independently one by one, away from an indefinite quantity.
    • everyone. Cf. Each.
    • each and all of a number of organizations or intervals as specified
    • (used of count nouns) each and all for the people in a bunch considered singly and without exclusion
    • Constituting each and all people in a bunch without exception.
    • becoming all feasible: had every potential for winning, but destroyed.
    • Being each of a specified succession of things or periods: every third seat; every a couple of hours.
    • becoming the best level or phrase of: showed united states every attention; had every hope of succeeding.
    • all of the parts which compose a complete collection or aggregate number, considered within their individuality, all taken separately one after another, out of an indefinite number.
    • Every one. Cf. Each.
    • each and all of a number of entities or intervals as specified
    • (used of matter nouns) each and all sorts of associated with people in a bunch considered singly and without exclusion
  • idiom:
    • just Informal throughout ways; similarly: He is every bit as mean as she's.
    • then From time to time; periodically.
    • once in a while every so often; sometimes.
    • any other Each switch: She went to visit the woman aunt almost every other week.
    • once in awhile At periods; sometimes.
    • every which method casual in just about every course.
    • every which means casual In total condition.
    • just casual in most means; similarly: He is every bit as mean as she's.
    • then every so often; occasionally.
    • once in a while occasionally; occasionally.
    • every other Each alternative: She went to visit her aunt every other week.
    • once in awhile At periods; periodically.
    • every which means Informal in almost every direction.
    • every which method casual In complete disorder.
  • determiner:
    • All of a countable group, without exemption.
    • used in combination with ordinal numbers to denote those products whoever position is divisible because of the matching cardinal quantity, or some of equal size to this ready.
    • every one of a countable group, without exception.
    • Used with ordinal figures to denote those items whoever place is divisible because of the matching cardinal number, or a portion of equal size to that set.
  • others:
    • Each, considered indefinitely as a unitary element of an aggregate; all, of a collective or aggregate number, taken one-by-one; any, as representing every one of who or of which the same is predicated.
    • each one of these (regarding the entire number); every person; everyone.
    • Each of any number of people or things; everybody.
    • Each, considered indefinitely as a unitary part of an aggregate; all, of a collective or aggregate quantity, taken one by one; any, as representing every one of whom or of which the same thing is predicated.
    • each one of these (of the whole quantity); every person; everyone.
    • Each of numerous people or things; everyone.
  • noun:
    • An obsolete kind of ivory. Wright
    • An obsolete form of ivory. Wright

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