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Meaning of EVER

Pronunciation:  'evur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  at all times; all the time and on every occasion; "I will always be there to help you"; "always arrives on time"; "there is always some pollution in the air"; "ever hoping to strike it rich"; "ever busy"
  2. [adv]  at any time; "did you ever smoke?"; "the best con man of all time"
  3. [adv]  (intensifier for adjectives) very; "she was ever so friendly"
 

EVER is a 4 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: always, e'er, ever so, of all time
 
 Antonyms: ne'er, never
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ev"er\adv. [OE. ever, [ae]fre, AS. [ae]fre; perh. akin to
AS. [=a] always. Cf. {Aye}, {Age},{Evry}, {Never}.]
[Sometimes contracted into {e'er}.]
1. At any time; at any period or point of time.

         No man ever yet hated his own flesh.  --Eph. v. 29.

2. At all times; through all time; always; forever.

         He shall ever love, and always be The subject of by
         scorn and cruelty.                    --Dryder.

3. Without cessation; continually.

Note: Ever is sometimes used as an intensive or a word of
      enforcement. ``His the old man e'er a son?'' --Shak.

            To produce as much as ever they can. --M. Arnold.

{Ever and anon}, now and then; often. See under {Anon}.

{Ever is one}, continually; constantly. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{Ever so}, in whatever degree; to whatever extent; -- used to
   intensify indefinitely the meaning of the associated
   adjective or adverb. See {Never so}, under {Never}. ``Let
   him be ever so rich.'' --Emerson.

         And all the question (wrangle e'er so long), Is only
         this, if God has placed him wrong.    --Pope.

         You spend ever so much money in entertaining your
         equals and betters.                   --Thackeray.

{For ever}, eternally. See {Forever}.

{For ever and a day}, emphatically forever. --Shak.

         She [Fortune] soon wheeled away, with scornful
         laughter, out of sight for ever and day. --Prof.
                                               Wilson.

{Or ever} (for or ere), before. See {Or}, {ere}. [Archaic]

         Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven Or ever I
         had seen that day, Horatio!           --Shak.

Note: Ever is sometimes joined to its adjective by a hyphen,
      but in most cases the hyphen is needless; as, ever
      memorable, ever watchful, ever burning.

 
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