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[ev-ree-hwair, -wair] /ˈɛv riˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər/
in every place or part; in all places.
Origin of everywhere
1175-1225; Middle English everihwer, representing 2 formations: every every + hwer where, and ever ever + ihwer anywhere, everywhere (Old English gehwǣr; see y-, where)
Usage note
See anyplace. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They are not like numbers and figures, always and everywhere of the same value.

    Sophist Plato
  • He has looked so long for Beauty that he has come to see it everywhere.

    Ballads of a Bohemian Robert W. Service
  • So it is that everywhere the high function of art is to reveal.

    The Enjoyment of Art Carleton Noyes
  • everywhere was the religion of the hospital, which is order.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • They behaved with so much amiability, that everywhere the people wished to keep them.

British Dictionary definitions for everywhere


to or in all parts or places
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for everywhere

Old English æfre gehwær; see every + where.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Idioms and Phrases with everywhere
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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