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Bible Usage:

  • ever used 476 times.
  • every used 1,238 times.


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EV'ER, adverb At any time; at any period or point of time, past or future. Have you ever seen the city of Paris, or shall you ever see it?

No man ever yet hated his own flesh. Ephesians 5:29.

1. At all times; always; continually.

He shall ever love, and always be

The subject of my scorn and cruelty.

He will ever by mindful of his covenant. Psalms 111:3.

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3:7.

2. Forever, eternally; to perpetuity; during everlasting continuance.

This is my name forever. Exodus 3:15.

In a more lax sense, this word signifies continually, for an indefinite period.

His master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him forever. Exodus 21:6.

These words are sometimes repeated, for the sake of emphasis; forever and ever or forever and forever.

3. ever and anon, at one time and another; now and then.

4. In any degree. No man is ever the richer or happier for injustice.

Let no man fear that creature ever the less, because he sees the apostle safe from his poison.

In modern usage, this word is used for never, but very improperly.

And all the question, wrangle e'er so long,

Is only this, if God has placed him wrong.

This ought to be, ne'er so long, as the phrase is always used in the Anglo-Saxon, and in our version of the scriptures, that is, so long as never, so long as never before, to any length of time indefinitely. As me never so much dowry. Charmers, charming never so wisely. These are the genuine English phrases. Let them charm so wisely as never before.

5. A word of enforcement or emphasis; thus, as soon as ever he had done it; as like him as ever he can look.

They broke all their bones in pieces or ever they came to the bottom of the den. Daniel 6:6.

The latter phrase is however anomalous; or-ever being equivalent to before, and or may be a mistake for ere.

7. In poetry, and sometimes in prose, ever is contracted into e'er.

Ever in composition signifies always or continually, without intermission, or to eternity.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EVERBUB'BLING, adjective [ever and bubbling.] Continually boiling or bubbling.

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EVERBURN'ING, adjective [ever and burning.] Burning continually or without intermission; never extinct; as an everburning lamp; everburning sulphur.

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EVERDU'RING, adjective [ever and during.] Enduring forever; continuing without end; as everduring glory.

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EV'ERGREEN, adjective [ever and green.] Always green; verdant throughout the year.

The pine is an evergreen tree.

EV'ERGREEN, noun A plant that retains its verdure through all the seasons; as a garden furnished with evergreens.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EVERHON'ORED, adjective [ever and honored.] Always honored; ever held in esteem; as an everhonored name.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Eternal, applied to God (Genesis 21:33; Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 41:13; 90:2). We also read of the "everlasting hills" (Genesis 49:26); an "everlasting priesthood" (Exodus 40:15; Numbers 25:13). (See ETERNAL.)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EVERL'ASTING, adjective [ever and lasting.] Lasting or enduring for ever; eternal; existing or continuing without end; immortal.

The everlasting God, or Jehovah. Genesis 21:33.

Everlasting fire; everlasting punishment. Matthew 18:8.

1. Perpetual; continuing indefinitely, or during the present state of things.

I will give thee, and thy seed after thee, the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. Genesis 17:8.

The everlasting hills or mountains. Genesis. Habakkuk.

2. In popular usage, endless; continual; unintermitted; as, the family is disturbed with everlasting disputes.

EVERL'ASTING, noun Eternity; eternal duration, past and future.

From everlasting to everlasting thou art God. Psalms 90:2.

1. A plant, the Gnaphalium; also, the Xeranthenum.

Naves Topical Index
Everlasting Fire

See Fire, Everlasting
Fire, Everlasting

Naves Topical Index
Everlasting Life

See Life, Everlasting
Life, Everlasting

Naves Topical Index
Everlasting Punishment

See Punishment, Eternal
Punishment, Eternal

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EVERL'ASTINGLY, adverb Eternally; perpetually; continually.

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EVERL'ASTINGNESS, noun Eternity; endless duration; indefinite duration. [Little used.]

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EVERL'ASTING-PEA, noun A plant, the Lathyrus latifolia.

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EVERLIV'ING, adjective [ever and living.] Living without end; eternal; immortal; having eternal existence; as the everliving God.

1. Continual; incessant; unintermitted.

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EVERMO'RE, adverb [ever and more.] Always; eternally.

Religion prefers the pleasures which flow from the presence of God for evermore

1. Always; at all times; as evermore guided by truth.

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EVERO'PEN, adjective [ever and open.] Always open; never closed.

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EVERPLE'ASING, adjective [ever and pleasing.] Always pleasing; ever giving delight.

The everpleasing Pamela.

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EVERSE, verb transitive evers'. [Latin eversus.] To overthrow or subvert. [Not used.]

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EVER'SION, noun [Latin eversio.] An overthrowing; destruction.

Eversion of the eye-lids, ectropium, a disease in which the eye-lids are turned outward, so as to expose the red internal tunic.

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EVERT', verb transitive [Latin everto; e and verto, to turn.] To overturn; to overthrow; to destroy. [Little used.]

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EVERWA'KING, adjective [ever and waking.] Always awake.

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EVERWATCH'FUL, adjective [ever and watchful.] Always watching or vigilant; as everwatchful eyes.

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EV'ERY, adjective [Old Eng. everich. It is formed from ever.] Each individual of a whole collection or aggregate number. The word includes the whole number, but each separately stated or considered.

Every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Psalms 39:5.

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EV'ERYDAY, adjective [every and day.] Used or being every day; common; usual; as everyday wit; an everyday suit of clothes.

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EVERYOUNG, adjective [ever and young.] Always young or fresh; not subject to old age or decay; undecaying.

Joys everyoung unmixed with pain or fear.

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EV'ERYWHERE, adverb [See Where, which signifies place.] In every place; in all places.