every

  • 1 every — 1. differences between each and every. Both words denote all the people or things in a group, and both normally govern a singular verb (for some exceptions see each). But each is a pronoun (as in I ll take three of each) as well as an adjective… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Every — Ev er*y, a. & a. pron. [OE. everich, everilk; AS. [=ae]fre ever + [ae]lc each. See {Ever}, {each}.] 1. All the parts which compose a whole collection or aggregate number, considered in their individuality, all taken separately one by one, out of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 every — ► DETERMINER 1) used to refer to all the individual members of a set without exception. 2) used to indicate something happening at specified intervals: every thirty minutes. 3) all possible; the utmost: every effort was made. ● every bit as Cf.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 every — [ev′rē] adj. [ME everiche < OE æfre ælc, lit., ever each] 1. each, individually and separately; each, and including all [every man among you] 2. the fullest possible; all that there could be [given every chance to do the job] 3. each group or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 every — early 13c., contraction of O.E. æfre ælc each of a group, lit. ever each (Chaucer s everich), from EACH (Cf. each) with EVER (Cf. ever) added for emphasis, as the word is still felt to need emphasis (Mod.Eng. every last ..., every single ..., etc …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 every — index collective Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 every — each, *all …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 every — [adj] each, all each one, whole, without exception; concept 531 Ant. none …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 every */*/*/ — UK [ˈevrɪ] / US determiner Summary: Every is generally used before a singular countable noun. The only exceptions are at Sense 2, where every can be used in phrases like every three hours , and at Sense 3. A noun subject that follows every is… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 every — ev|ery W1S1 [ˈevri] determiner [always followed by a singular C noun] [: Old English; Origin: Afre Alc ever each ] 1.) used to refer to all the people or things in a particular group or all the parts of something ▪ We looked carefully at every… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 every — [[t]e̱vri[/t]] ♦ 1) DET: DET sing n You use every to indicate that you are referring to all the members of a group or all the parts of something and not only some of them. Every village has a green, a church, a pub and a manor house... Record… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 every — / evri/ determiner 1 each one of a group of things or people that make a group or set: Every student has to fill in a questionnaire. (=all the students) | every single: Unfortunately the President disagreed with every single thing his aides said …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 every — eve|ry [ evri ] determiner, quantifier *** Every is generally used before a singular countable noun. The only exceptions are at Sense 2, where every can be used in phrases like every three hours, and at Sense 4. A noun subject that follows every… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 every — see every little helps every man for himself every man for himself, and devil take the hindmost every man for himself, and God for us all every man has his price every man is the architect of his own fortune …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 15 every — /ˈɛvri / (say evree) adjective 1. each (referring one by one to all the members of an aggregate): we go there every day; be sure to remember every word he says. 2. all possible; the greatest possible degree of: every prospect of success. –phrase… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 Every — Henry Every Piratenflagge von Henry Every Henry Every (* 1653 in Plymouth; untergetaucht Oktober 1696) war …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 17 every — /ev ree/, adj. 1. being one of a group or series taken collectively; each: We go there every day. 2. all possible; the greatest possible degree of: every prospect of success. 3. every bit, in every respect; completely: This is every bit as good… …

    Universalium

  • 18 every*/*/*/ — [ˈevri] determiner 1) used for referring to all the people or things of a particular type Every bedroom has its own private bathroom.[/ex] She wrote to every member of the committee.[/ex] This is a decision that affects every single one of… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 every — adj. 1 each single (heard every word; watched her every movement). 2 each at a specified interval in a series (take every third one; comes every four days). 3 all possible; the utmost degree of (there is every prospect of success). Phrases and… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 every — eve•ry [[t]ˈɛv ri[/t]] adj. 1) being one of a group or series taken collectively; each: We go there every day[/ex] 2) all possible; the greatest possible degree of: every prospect of success[/ex] • every now and then, on occasion; from time to… …

    From formal English to slang