Definition of Every

1. Adjective. (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception. "Every chance of winning"

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2. Adjective. Each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified. "Every two hours"
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Definition of Every

1. a. & a. pron. All the parts which compose a whole collection or aggregate number, considered in their individuality, all taken separately one by one, out of an indefinite number.

Definition of Every

1. Determiner. All of a countable group, without exception. ¹

2. Determiner. Used with ordinal numbers to denote those items whose position is divisible by the corresponding cardinal number, or a portion of equal size to that set. ¹

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Definition of Every

1. each without exception [adj]

Medical Definition of Every

1. 1. All the parts which compose a whole collection or aggregate number, considered in their individuality, all taken separately one by one, out of an indefinite bumber. "Every man at his best state is altogether vanity." (Ps. Xxxix. 5) "Every door and window was adorned with wreaths of flowers." (Macaulay) 2. Every one. Cf. Each. "Every of your wishes." "Daily occasions given to every of us." (Hooker) Every each, every one. "Every each of them hath some vices." . Every now and then, at short intervals; occasionally; repeatedly; frequently. Every may, by way of emphasis, precede the article the with a superlative adjective; as, every, the least variation. Synonym: Every, Each, Any. Any denotes one, or some, taken indifferently from the individuals which compose a class. Every differs from each in giving less promonence to the selection of the individual. Each relates to two or more individuals of a class. It refers definitely to every one of them, denoting that they are considered separately, one by one, all being included; as, each soldier was receiving a dollar per day. Every relates to more than two and brings into greater prominence the notion that not one of all considered is excepted; as, every soldier was on service, except the cavalry, that is, all the soldiers, etc. "In each division there were four pentecosties, in every pentecosty four enomoties, and of each enomoty there fought in the front rank four [soldiers]" (Jowett (Thucyd)) "If society is to be kept together and the children of Adam to be saved from setting up each for himself with every one else his foe." (J. H. Newman) Origin: OE. Everich, everilk; AS. Fre ever + aelc each. See Ever, each. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Every

every (current term)
every Jack has his Jill
every bit
every cloud has a silver lining
every day
every day is a school day
every dog has its day
every five minutes
every good boy deserves fudge
every inch
every king needs a queen
every last
every last(p)
every little helps

Literary usage of Every

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1882)
"She played over every favourite song that she had been used to play to Willoughby, every air in which their voices had been oftenest joined, and sat at the ..."

2. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (1920)
"every village has its idiosyncrasy, its constitution, often its own code of ... The chief pleasure of these philosophers lay in going every Saturday night, ..."

3. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody : an Invaluable by Alvin Wood Chase (1881)
"every HOUSEKEEPER NEEDS IT, To know how to wash, to cook, to preserve, to brew, to keep the house clean aud sweet, to know how to color in modern style and ..."

4. Where and how to Sell Manuscripts: A Directory for Writers by William Bloss McCourtie (1920)
"No such list can be absolutely complete, in the sense of including every shy and disappearing wanderer in this field; nor can such a directory be in every ..."

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