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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ever mean? 

EVER (adverb)
  The adverb EVER has 3 senses:

1. at any time
2. at all times; all the time and on every occasion
3. (intensifier for adjectives) very

  Familiarity information: EVER used as an adverb is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

EVER (adverb)

Sense 1ever [BACK TO TOP]


At any time


ever; of all time

Context examples:

did you ever smoke? / the best con man of all time

Sense 2ever [BACK TO TOP]


At all times; all the time and on every occasion


always; e'er; ever

Context examples:

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


never (not ever; at no time in the past or future)

Sense 3ever [BACK TO TOP]


(intensifier for adjectives) very


ever so; ever

Context example:

she was ever so friendly

Domain usage:

intensifier; intensive (a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies)

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