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EVER

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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]

Meaning:

At any time

Synonyms:

ever; of all time

Context examples:

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


Sense 2ever [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At all times; all the time and on every occasion

Synonyms:

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

Antonym:

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


Sense 3ever [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(intensifier for adjectives) very

Synonyms:

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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