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every meaning

EN[ˈɛv.ɹi] [ˈɛv.ə.ɹi]
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  • Every may refer to:
  • Every (surname) (for people with the name Every)
  • Suzuki Every, a kei truck produced by Japanese automaker Suzuki
  • every, a determiner in the English language
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    Definition of every in English Dictionary

  • DeterminerSUF-ery
    1. All of a countable group, without exception.
      1. Every person in the room stood and cheered. ‎
    2. 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. Every third bead was red, and the rest were blue.  The sequence was thus red, blue, blue, red, blue, blue etc. ‎
      2. Decimation originally meant the execution of every tenth soldier in a unit. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • This game is so hard that I find myself taking a snapshot every few seconds in case I get killed.
      • The boys had a skate every morning when the lake was frozen.
      • That pitcher doesn't like the hitters too close to the plate so every once in a while he'll dust off a batter.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Every New Year's at least one of our windows gets broken.
      • Every piece chosen explored the concept of concertato, the musical equivalent of a conversation in a lively, eclectic social setting: a boisterous pub, perhaps, as the program note suggested.
      • Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again. — Francis Bacon.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Determiners
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    1. en everything
    2. en everywhere
    3. en everybody
    4. en everyone
    5. en everyday
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    Meaning of every for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "every" is a determiner.
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    Definiteness: Level 9
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