**Ev"er*y** (?), a. & a. pron. [OE. *everich*, *everilk*; AS. *fre* ever + *aelc* 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 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. [Obs.] "

*Every* of your wishes."

*Shak.*

Daily occasions given to **every** of us.
*Hooker.*

Every each, every one. [Obs.] "*Every each** of them hath some vices." **Burton.*. -- Every now and then, at short intervals; occasionally; repeatedly; frequently. [Colloq.]

*⇒ **Every* may, by way of emphasis, precede the article *the* with a superlative adjective; as, *every*, *the least* variation.

*Locke.*

*Syn. -- 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.*

*
*

*© Webster 1913.*