Learner's definition of EVERY
1 : including each person or thing in a group or series
I heard every word you said.
He devotes every spare moment to his hobby.
His every move was carefully watched.
She's beautiful in every way/respect.
Ceramics of every kind were on display.
We have every reason to believe (that) he's telling the truth. [=we have no reason not to believe him]
He looked closely at every last one [=every one] of them.
They were questioning every little thing [=everything] she said.
He provided them with guidance every step of the way. [=throughout the entire process]
Every time [=whenever] I go there I learn something new.
We're making every effort [=we're doing all that we can] to solve the problem.
2 a — used to describe how often some repeated activity, event, etc., happens or is done
b — used to describe how far apart the things in a series of things are placed from each other c — used in phrases like one in every three to describe how common something is
She drives to town every few days.
Every day she starts work at 8 a.m.
The fair is held every other/second year. [=the fair is held one year, not held the next year, held the following year, and so on]
3 : not lacking in any way
every now and then/againorevery once in a whileorevery so often
: sometimes but not often : from time to time : occasionally
We still see each other every now and then.
They would get together every now and again.
Every so often she'd come in to check on him.
every which wayUS, informal
2 : in a disorderly manner