every action has a reaction meaning, every action has a reaction definition | English Cobuild dictionary

Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images


1       det   You use every to indicate that you are referring to all the members of a group or all the parts of something and not only some of them.  
DET sing-n  
Record every expenditure you make., ...recipes for every occasion.     
      Every is also an adjective., adj   poss ADJ n  
His every utterance will be scrutinized...     
2       det   You use every in order to say how often something happens or to indicate that something happens at regular intervals.  
We were made to attend meetings every day..., A burglary occurs every three minutes in London..., They meet here every Friday morning.     
3       det   You use every in front of a number when you are saying what proportion of people or things something happens to or applies to.  
out of/in/for DET amount  
Two out of every three Britons already own a video recorder..., About one in every 20 people have clinical depression...     
4       det   You can use every before some nouns, for example `sign', `effort', `reason', and `intention' in order to emphasize what you are saying.  
DET sing-n     (emphasis, Antonym: no)    The Congressional Budget Office says the federal deficit shows every sign of getting larger..., I think that there is every chance that you will succeed..., Every care has been taken in compiling this list.     
5       adj   If you say that someone's every whim, wish, or desire will be satisfied, you are emphasizing that everything they want will happen or be provided.  
poss ADJ n     (emphasis)    Dozens of servants had catered to his every whim.     
6    You use every in the expressions every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while, and every so often in order to indicate that something happens occasionally.  
every now and then etc      phrase   PHR after v, PHR with cl  
Stir the batter every now and then to keep it from separating..., Every so often the horse's heart and lungs are checked.     
7    If something happens every other day or every second day, for example, it happens one day, then does not happen the next day, then happens the day after that, and so on. You can also say that something happens every third week, every fourth year, and so on.  
every other day/every second day etc      phrase   PHR after v, PHR with cl  
I went home every other week...     
    every bit as good as  
    every which way  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
it sounds interesting or attractive
an element that has a single dominating theme
for instance : having a theme that continues through more than one movement of a musical composition
Qualifies a person who has a deep understanding of a certain topic, usually feminism.
Example: Love hearing Daniel Radcliffe praise the HeForShe campaign, he is so woke!'
a person who has a lack of experience, skill or knowledge in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet
[Slang];[Pej.] Also written "n00b" (with zeros). The word came from "newb" or "newbie" which refers to someone who is just starting out in the use of the Net.
A formal word that is put in the beginning of sentence that has a similar meaning to furthermore, therefore, and from now on
I like ice-cream; Hence, I have lots of ice-cream cups in my fridge
verification conducted by police to find out if a person has a criminal record or not.
Usually requested by an individual for new employment, citizenship applications, name changes, etc.
expression used to describe a lost opportunity or something that is unlikely to happen in the current circumstances
the action of expanding, broaden something
the study of human action and conduct
an Internet business which has failed
The world's only vocabulary game that feeds the hungry! in association with World Food Programme. Play, learn and donate rice with every right answer!
Give free rice to hungry people by playing a simple game that increases your knowledge. freerice.com wfp.org
It is right of every netizen to hold any opinion in cyberspace without any sanction.
[Tech.] freedom of expression
Right of every person to get any information online without any restriction
[Tech.] Right of information
To add entries to your own vocabulary, become a member of Reverso community or login if you are already a member. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:
Or sign up in the traditional way