noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Everyman, allegorical character in The Summoning of Everyman, 15th century English morality play Date: 1906 the typical or ordinary person

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  • Everyman —   [ evrɪmæn], Titel der bekanntesten englischen Moralität aus dem Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts, Jedermann …   Universal-Lexikon

  • everyman — name of the leading character in a popular 15c. morality play; from EVERY (Cf. every) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Everyman — ► NOUN ▪ an ordinary or typical human being …   English terms dictionary

  • Everyman — [ev′rē man΄] n. [often e ] a person or fictional character regarded as representing the human race or the common person …   English World dictionary

  • Everyman — (ca. 1485)    Generally conceded to be the finest example of the type of late medieval drama known as a MORALITY PLAY, Everyman (or, more properly, The Summoning of Everyman) was produced between 1485 and 1500. As is the case with all moralities …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Everyman — Première page d une édition imprimée d Everyman, vers 1500 Everyman (The Somonyng of Everyman, ou La Semonce de Tout Homme) est une pièce de théâtre en moyen anglais composée à la fin du XVe siècle et dont l auteur est inconnu. Il s agit d une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Everyman — For other uses, see Everyman (disambiguation). In literature and drama, the term everyman has come to mean an ordinary individual[1][2], with whom the audience or reader is supposed to be able to identify easily, and who is often placed in… …   Wikipedia

  • everyman — [[t]e̱vrimæn[/t]] N SING Everyman is used to refer to people in general. If you say, for example, that a character in a film or book is an everyman, you mean that the character has experiences and emotions that are like those of any ordinary… …   English dictionary

  • Everyman — /ev ree man /, n. 1. (italics) a 15th century English morality play. 2. (usually l.c.) an ordinary person; the typical or average person. pron. 3. everybody; everyone. [EVERY + MAN1] * * * ▪ English morality play       an English morality play of …   Universalium

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