Definition of "every" [ev•er•y]

  • Constituting each and all members of a group without exception. (adjective)
  • Being all possible: had every chance of winning, but lost. (adjective)
  • Being each of a specified succession of objects or intervals: every third seat; every two hours. (adjective)
  • Being the highest degree or expression of: showed us every attention; had every hope of succeeding. (adjective)
  • Every bit Informal In all ways; equally: He is every bit as mean as she is. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "every" in a sentence
  • "It's coming out of every rock, every drop of rain, every flower, every particle of air, every  stitch of clothing, every cell of skin, every bead upon our silly heads."
  • "I dreamt I was at a huge convention, but every pro writer bailed except for me and Catherine Asaro, and we were forced to do _every_ panel."
  • "By every place, we really mean *every* place — there are Place Pages for businesses, points of interest, transit stations, neighborhoods, landmarks and cities all over the world."