every: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ev'rē), [key]
— 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. in every respect; completely: This is every bit as good as she says it is.
  4. on occasion; from time to time: She bakes her own bread every now and then.
  5. every second; every alternate: milk deliveries every other day.
  6. in all directions; in disorganized fashion: I brushed against the table, and the cards fell every which way.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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