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every

  
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...     
8   
    every bit as good as  
    bit  
    every which way  
    way  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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every  
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...     
8   
    every bit as good as  
    bit  
    every which way  
    way  

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

Collins

every

  
  
all, each, each one, the whole number  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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exp.
Face Of The Day
langage internet
exp.
Outfit Of The Day
langage internet
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
n.
roads etc crowded with holidaymakers
n.
person who is very important and dear without formally being the spouse
n.
تعيين قادة آخرين
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
n.
be silent, stop talking etc
n.
first day date for calculation of pregnancy
For calculation of Pregnancy Age
exp.
amongst other things said or stated
At the panel she stated her claims inter-alia
exp.
wait for something, usually linked to a previous event, to happen; expect something that can not be avoided to happen
n.
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n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
n.
software created with the purpose of testing other software
n.
A day's work ; a fixed or definite amount of work ; a work quota.
Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,. ;[Slang];[US]; Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,.
o.
taking on the night life after taking care of business during the day.
n.
very thin fabric used for theatre backdrops, translucent curtains etc
n.
someone who loves being in the sun, sunbathing etc
v.
have similar qualities or a similar size, position etc to something else
When I was in the 8th grade in Japan, I broke down my right hand, so I needed to write everything by my left hand and my left hand writing did not correspond to my right one.
n.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
n.
dilation of the pupil caused by drugs, coma etc
n.
1. a fashion enthusiast; someone who sets or follows trends; 2. woman working in the fashion domain (as a designer, journalist, model etc.); 3. woman passionate about shopping;
n.
expression used for describing a perfect compatibility (between people, things, factors etc.)
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
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