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With Dick Smith there, and the words of Peter Shaffer... they've got to be the most beautiful descriptions in music ever written on film or in literature. And we could hear the music accompanying the words... What more can you ask for?
F. Murray Abraham

Meaning of "ever" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EVER

Old English ǣfre, of uncertain origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EVER

ever  [ˈɛvə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EVER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ever is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES EVER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ever

Ever may refer to: ▪ EverEver ▪ "Ever", a 2010 song by Gackt ▪ Ever, creator of street art, from Buenos Aires, Argentina ▪ Ever, a Marvel Comics character ▪ Ever, a fragrance by Coty, Inc. ▪ Ever, Kentucky ▪ -ever, an English suffix added to interrogative words in forms like wherever ▪ KT Tech EVER, a South Korean mobile phone manufacturer or its brand ▪ Ever, a book by Gail Carson Levine...

Definition of ever in the English dictionary

The first definition of ever in the dictionary is at any time. Other definition of ever is by any chance; in any case. Ever is also at all times; always.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EVER


clever
ˈklɛvə
endeavour
ɪnˈdɛvə
forever
fɔːˈrɛvə
however
haʊˈɛvə
howsoever
ˌhaʊsəʊˈɛvə
leva
ˈlɛvə
never
ˈnɛvə
sever
ˈsɛvə
Trevor
ˈtrɛvə
whatever
wɒtˈɛvə
whatsoever
ˌwɒtsəʊˈɛvə
whenever
wɛnˈɛvə
wheresoever
ˌwɛəsəʊˈɛvə
wherever
wɛərˈɛvə
whichever
wɪtʃˈɛvə
whithersoever
ˌwɪðəsəʊˈɛvə
whoever
huːˈɛvə
whomever
huːmˈɛvə
whomsoever
ˌhuːmsəʊˈɛvə
whosoever
ˌhuːsəʊˈɛvə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EVER

eventuation
ever and again
ever and anon
everblooming
everduring
Everest
Everglades
Everglades National Park
evergreen
evergreen fund
evergreen oak
Evergreen State
everlasting
everlasting flower
everlastingly
everlastingness
Everly Brothers
evermore
evernet
eversible

WORDS THAT END LIKE EVER

all over
all-over
cover
deliver
Denver
discover
driver
fever
hiver
Hoover
hover
Land Rover
lover
moreover
over
over and over
river
rover
server
silver

Synonyms and antonyms of ever in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EVER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ever» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ever

Translation of «ever» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EVER

Find out the translation of ever to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ever from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ever» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

曾经
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alguna vez
570 millions of speakers

English

ever
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कभी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَبَداً
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

всегда
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sempre
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিরকাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jamais
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pernah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

jemals
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

今までに
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이제까지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tau
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bao giờ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எப்போதும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कधीही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hiç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mai
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kiedykolwiek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

коли-небудь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vreodată
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποτέ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ooit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

någonsin
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

noensinne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ever

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EVER»

The term «ever» is very widely used and occupies the 1.062 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EVER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ever» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ever» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ever

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10 QUOTES WITH «EVER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ever.
1
F. Murray Abraham
With Dick Smith there, and the words of Peter Shaffer... they've got to be the most beautiful descriptions in music ever written on film or in literature. And we could hear the music accompanying the words... What more can you ask for?
2
Art Alexakis
Being a child that grew up with a single mom back in the '70s, Father's Day to me was always a very uncomfortable time. At school, we would make Father's Day cards for our dads, and I usually mailed one to my dad, and he hardly ever responded.
3
Matt Bomer
Look, none of the artists who I admire or respect have ever shied away from a role because it might make them unpopular with somebody.
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Alain de Botton
I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage - which no previous society has ever believed.
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Crystal Bowersox
The only 'Idol' music I've ever purchased is Phillip Phillips.
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William Boyd
I don't think they'll ever make a retro Bond.
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Frank Bruno
Mental illness is a very powerful thing. If it is with you it is probably going to be there until the day you die. I am trying so hard to break mine, but it is not easy. It is my toughest fight ever.
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John Carpenter
I don't watch my films. I've seen 'em enough after cutting them and putting the music on. I don't ever want to see them again.
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Dana Carvey
I used to sneak up to the 8th floor and watch Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo rehearsing 'Saturday Night Live' and could only wonder if I would ever have the chance to be funny. It took me five years to go up the two stories, but it is such a sense of fulfillment to be able to show what I can do on national television.
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Joshua Chamberlain
Let me say no danger and no hardship ever makes me wish to get back to that college life again.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EVER»

Discover the use of ever in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ever and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale -- the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating -- has a lot of people up in arms.
Barbara Robinson, 2011
2
The Coldest Winter Ever
Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top. The Coldest Winter Ever marks the debut of a gifted storyteller. You will never forget this Winter's tale.
Sister Souljah, 2010
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The Best Halloween Ever
And what's Halloween without candy? And without trick-or-treating? The Herdmans manage to turn the worst Halloween ever into the best Halloween ever in this uproarious sequel to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
Barbara Robinson, 2011
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After Ever After
An amazing sequel to the groundbreaking debut, DRUMS, GIRLS & DANGEROUS PIE.
Jordan Sonnenblick, 2012
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1001 Smartest Things Ever Said
In this witty collection you will find quotations grouped in categories that reflect the range of human existence, hopes, and achievement: Life and Death (And Some of What Happens in Between) "Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in ...
Steven D. Price, 2005
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Better Nate Than Ever
Tim Federle’s “hilarious and heartwarming debut novel” (Publishers Weekly) is full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally ...
Tim Federle, 2013
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Ever: A Novella
Fiction. "Within the psychic architecture that is EVER, Blake Butler explores the way bodies swell and contract, going from skin to house and back again.
Blake Butler, 2009
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1001 Dumbest Things Ever Said
" --Joe Theisman, former NFL football quarterback and sports analyst In celebration of mental lapses and pure idiocy, here is a collection of stupid utterances, unintentional and otherwise, from the worlds of politics, radio, television, ...
Steven D Price, 2005
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Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture ...
Traces the movement of fairy tales as tales to basis for commerce via such routes as Disney films which became promotions for toy spinoffs.
Jack David Zipes, 1997
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Israel, the Ever-dying People, and Other Essays
Simon Rawidowicz was a strong advocate of the position that as long as the Diaspora existed, it had to develop an ideology of creative survival enabling it to enter into a relationship of equal partnership with the Jewish community of the ...
Simon Rawidowicz, Benjamin C. I. Ravid, 1986

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EVER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ever is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bill Murray, after bagels and tequila, defends Miley Cyrus, in first …
"Some of the best parties I've ever been to were with nerds" - Bill Murray, bringing the party to Comic-Con. For the thousands of fans who lined up for hours to get ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
2
Perfect 10: 'Munchkin' stands tall as Cats' best-ever swimmer …
A race gets underway at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star ... «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
3
Lyme disease is spreading faster than ever and humans are partly to …
Avril Lavigne is the latest celebrity to reveal being felled by Lyme disease. After months of withering fatigue, the Canadian singer-songwriter ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
4
Giant heart spotted on Pluto in closest ever pictures of dwarf planet …
And it appears that the dwarf-planet shares their affection after the closest image ever taken shows a giant heart-shaped area. The image was ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Is this the cutest thing a dwarf planet has ever done? - CSMonitor.com
An image of Pluto captured by New Horizons shows a giant heart-shaped bright spot on the dwarf planet. By Kelsey Warner, Staff writer July 9, ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
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Hey Look the Most Nightmarish Idea for Plane Seating Ever | WIRED
Hey Look the Most Nightmarish Idea for Plane Seating Ever. airplaneseats World International Property Organization. Flying economy is terrible ... «Wired, Jul 15»
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Fifa 16: Matildas' Steph Catley to be first ever woman on cover …
Fifa 16: Matildas' Steph Catley to be first ever woman on cover, alongside Messi. World Cup star becomes first woman to feature on cover ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Chef José Andrés Is Having the Best Week Ever - Eater
He dumped Trump, announced a new restaurant in New York City, and got to eat a meal cooked by Ming Tsai. As far as weeks go, it has been ... «Eater, Jul 15»
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Will Google & Waze's Carpool App Ever Compete With Uber? - Forbes
Google's Waze made big news the other day when it announced that it would be testing a carpool service in Israel that lets commuters share ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
10
The Largest Government Hack Ever Is Way Bigger Than We Thought
When the Office of Personnel Management began investigating a data breach, it was already a dire situation, with 4.2 million federal workers' ... «Gizmodo, Jul 15»

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