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From Middle English eauerihwer, from Old English æfre +‎ gehwær, equivalent to ever +‎ y- +‎ where. Not a compound of every +‎ where.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛv.ɹi.(h)weə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛv.ɹi.(h)wɛɹ/
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everywhere (not comparable)

  1. In or to all locations under discussion.
    He delivers the mail everywhere on this street.
    We went everywhere at the school - we talked to all the teachers in their classrooms.
    • 2013 June 22, “Snakes and ladders”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 76:
      Risk is everywhere. From tabloid headlines insisting that coffee causes cancer (yesterday, of course, it cured it) to stern government warnings about alcohol and driving, the world is teeming with goblins. For each one there is a frighteningly precise measurement of just how likely it is to jump from the shadows and get you.
  2. (colloquial, hyperbolic) In or to a few or more locations.
    We went to Europe last year and went everywhere: Berlin, Paris, London, and Madrid.
    When I shop for shoes, I like to look everywhere.
    I've looked everywhere in the house and still can't find my glasses.


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