Definition of every
- every few days
- every once in a while
- was given every chance
I heard every word you said.
He devotes every spare moment to his hobby.
His every move was carefully watched.
She's beautiful in every way.
Ceramics of every kind were on display.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: including each person or thing in a group or series
—used to describe how often some repeated activity, event, etc., happens or is done
—used to describe how far apart the things in a series of things are placed from each other
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