in a short time; soon.
at another time.
Archaic. at once; immediately.
ever and anon, now and then; occasionally.
[ev-er] /ˈɛv ər/
at all times; always:
an ever-present danger; He is ever ready to find fault.
ever since then.
at any time:
Have you ever seen anything like it?
in any possible case; by any chance; at all (often used to intensify or emphasize a phrase or an emotional reaction as surprise or impatience):
How did you ever manage to do it? If the band ever plays again, we will dance.
South Midland and Southern U.S. every:
She rises early ever morning.
ever and again, now and then; from time to time.
Also, Literary, ever and anon.
ever so, to a great extent or degree; exceedingly:
They were ever so kind to me.
at any time: have you ever seen it?
by any chance; in any case: how did you ever find out?
at all times; always: ever busy
in any possible way or manner: come as fast as ever you can
(informal, mainly Brit) (intensifier, in the phrases ever so, ever such, and ever such a): ever so good, ever such bad luck, ever such a waste
(archaic) ever and again, ever and anon, now and then; from time to time
(US & Canadian, slang) is he ever!, he displays the quality concerned in abundance
adverb (archaic or literary)
in a short time; soon
ever and anon, now and then
Old English æfre “ever, at any time, always;” no cognates in any other Germanic language; perhaps a contraction of a in feore, literally “ever in life” (the expression a to fore is common in Old English writings).
First element is almost certainly related to Old English a “always, ever,” from Proto-Germanic *aiwo, from PIE *aiw- “vital force, life, long life, eternity.” (see eon). Liberman suggests second element is comparative adjectival suffix -re.
late Old English anon, earlier on an, literally “into one,” thus “continuously; straightway (in one course), at once;” see one. By gradual misuse, “soon, in a little while” (1520s). A one-word etymological lesson in the enduring power of procrastination.
Really; truly; certainly •Used postpositively for emphasis: Boy, has it ever!/ Clinton’s generation has already had its chance to make its tastes the country’s tastes. Has it ever/ Did we win? Did we ever!
In addition to the idiom beginning with
[ev-er-bair-ing] /ˈɛv ərˈbɛər ɪŋ/ adjective 1. continuously producing or bringing forth, as a tree or shrub.
[ev-er-bloo-ming] /ˈɛv ərˈblu mɪŋ/ adjective 1. in bloom throughout most of the growing months of the year.
noun an electronic evaluation delivered by a mock jury or summary trial conducted on the Internet
[ev-er-doo r] /ˈɛv ərˌdʊər/ Trademark. 1. a brand name for any of several alloys of copper and silicon with other constituents, especially manganese, having high resistance to corrosion.