Webster's Dictionary, 1913
; plural Eventualities
. [ Confer French éventualité
.] 1. The coming as a consequence; contingency; also, an event which comes as a consequence. 2. (Phren.) Disposition to take cognizance of events.
Eventually adverb In an eventual manner; finally; ultimately.
Eventuate intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Eventuated
; present participle & verbal noun Eventuating
.] To come out finally or in conclusion; to result; to come to pass.
Eventuation noun The act of eventuating or happening as a result; the outcome. R. W. Hamilton.
[ Middle English ever
, Anglo-Saxon æfre
; perhaps akin to Anglo-Saxon ā
always. Confer Aye
.] [ Sometimes contracted into e'er
.] 1. At any time; at any period or point of time.
No man ever yet hated his own flesh. Eph. v. 29. 2. At all times; through all time; always; forever.
He shall ever love, and always be Dryder. 3. Without cessation; continually.
The subject of by scorn and cruelty.
is sometimes used as an intensive or a word of enforcement. "His the old man e'er
a son?" Shak.
To produce as much as ever they can. M. Arnold. Ever and anon
, now and then; often. See under Anon .
-- Ever is one
, continually; constantly.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
-- Ever so
, in whatever degree; to whatever extent; -- used to intensify indefinitely the meaning of the associated adjective or adverb. See Never so , under Never .
"Let him be ever so
And all the question (wrangle e'er so long), Pope.
Is only this, if God has placed him wrong.
You spend ever so much money in entertaining your equals and betters. Thackeray.
-- For ever
, eternally. See Forever .
-- For ever and a day
, emphatically forever. Shak.
She [ Fortune] soon wheeled away, with scornful laughter, out of sight for ever and day . Prof. Wilson.
-- Or ever
(for or ere
), before. See Or , ere .
Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven Shak.
Or ever I had seen that day, Horatio!
is sometimes joined to its adjective by a hyphen, but in most cases the hyphen is needless; as, ever memorable
, ever watchful
, ever burning
Everduring adjective Everlasting. Shak.
Everglade noun A swamp or low tract of land inundated with water and interspersed with hummocks, or small islands, and patches of high grass; as, the everglades of Florida. [ U. S.]
Evergreen adjective (Botany) Remaining unwithered through the winter, or retaining unwithered leaves until the leaves of the next year are expanded, as pines cedars, hemlocks, and the like.
1. (Botany) An evergreen plant. 2. plural Twigs and branches of evergreen plants used for decoration. "The funeral evengreens entwine." Keble.
Evergreen State Washington; -- a nickname alluding to the abundance of evergreen trees.
Everich, Everych adjective
[ Middle English see Every
.] each one; every one; each of two. See Every .
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Everichon, Everychon pron.
[ Middle English everich
, one. See Every
, and One
.] Every one.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Everlasting adjective 1. Lasting or enduring forever; exsisting or continuing without end; immortal; eternal.
God." Gen. xx1. 33. 2. Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period; perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong intensive; as, this everlasting nonsence.
I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee . . . the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. Gen xvii. 8.
And heard thy everlasting yawn confess Pope. Syn.
The pains and penalties of idleness.
-- Eternal; immortal, interminable; endless; never- ending; infinite; unceasing; uninterrupted; continual; unintermitted; incessant. -- Everlasting
denotes (when taken strictly) without beginning or end of duration; everlasting
is sometimes used in our version of the Scriptures in the sense of eternal
, but in modern usage is confined to the future, and implies no intermission as well as no end.
Whether we shall meet again I know not; Shak. Everlasting flower
Therefore our everlasting farewell take;
Forever, and forever farewell, Cassius.
. Sane as Everlasting , noun , 3.
-- Everlasting pea
, an ornamental plant ( Lathyrus latifolius ) related to the pea; -- so called because it is perennial.
Everlasting noun 1. Eternal duration, past or future; eternity.
From everlasting to everlasting , thou art God. Ps. xc. 2. 2. (With the definite article) The Eternal Being; God. 3. (Botany) A plant whose flowers may be dried without losing their form or color, as the pearly everlasting ( Anaphalis margaritacea ), the immortelle of the French, the cudweeds, etc. 4. A cloth fabric for shoes, etc. See Lasting .
Everlastingly adverb In an everlasting manner.
Everlastingness noun The state of being everlasting; endless duration; indefinite duration.
1. Living always; immoral; eternal; as, the everliving God. 2. Continual; incessant; unintermitted.
Evermore adverb During eternity; always; forever; for an indefinite period; at all times; -- often used substantively with for .
Seek the Lord . . . Seek his face evermore . Ps. cv. 4.
And, behold, I am alive for evermore . Reintransitive verb 18.
Which flow from the presence of God for evermore . Tillotson.
I evermore did love you, Hermia. Shak.
Evernic adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to Evernia , a genus of lichens; as, evernic acid.
Everse transitive verb
[ Latin eversus
, past participle of evertere
to turn out, overthrow; e
out + vertere
to turn. Confer Evert
.] To overthrow or subvert.
[ Obsolete] Glanvill.
Eversion noun [ Latin eversio : confer French éversion .]
1. The act of eversing; destruction. Jer. Taylor. 2. The state of being turned back or outward; as, eversion of eyelids; ectropium.
Eversive adjective Tending to evert or overthrow; subversive; with of .
A maxim eversive . . . of all justice and morality. Geddes.
Evert transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Everted
; present participle & verbal noun Everting
.] [ Latin evertere
. See Everse
.] 1. To overthrow; to subvert.
[ R.] Ayliffe. 2. To turn outwards, or inside out, as an intestine.
Every adjective & adjective pron.
[ Middle English everich
; Anglo-Saxon ǣfre
ever + ælc
each. See Ever
.] 1. All the parts which compose a whole collection or aggregate number, considered in their individuality, all taken separately one by one, out of an indefinite number.
Every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Ps. xxxix. 5.
Every door and window was adorned with wreaths of flowers. Macaulay. 2. Every one. Confer Each .
[ Obsolete] " Every
of your wishes." Shak.
Daily occasions given to every of us. Hooker. Every each
, every one.
[ Obsolete] " Every each
of them hath some vices." Burton..
-- Every now and then
, at short intervals; occasionally; repeatedly; frequently.
[ Colloq.] » Every
may, by way of emphasis, precede the article the
with a superlative adjective; as, every
, the least
variation. Locke. Syn.
denotes one, or some, taken indifferently from the individuals which compose a class. Every
differs from each
in giving less prominence to the selection of the individual. Each
relates to two or more individuals of a class. It refers definitely to every
one of them, denoting that they are considered separately, one by one, all being included; as, each
soldier was receiving a dollar per day. Every
relates to more than two and brings into greater prominence the notion that not one of all considered is excepted; as, every
soldier was on service, except the cavalry, that is, all the soldiers, etc.
In each division there were four pentecosties, in every pentecosty four enomoties, and of each enomoty there fought in the front rank four [ soldiers]. Jowett (Thucyd. ).
If society is to be kept together and the children of Adam to be saved from setting up each for himself with every one else his foe. J. H. Newman.
Everybody noun Every person.
Everyday adjective Used or fit for every day; common; usual; as, an everyday suit of clothes.
The mechanical drudgery of his everyday employment. Sir. J. Herchel.
Everyone noun [ Middle English everychon .] Everybody; -- commonly separated, every one .
Everything noun Whatever pertains to the subject under consideration; all things.
More wise, more learned, more just, more everything . Pope.
Everywhen adverb At any or all times; every instant. [ R.] "Eternal law is silently present everywhere and everywhen ." Carlyle.
Everywhere adverb In every place; in all places; hence, in every part; thoroughly; altogether.
Everywhereness noun Ubiquity; omnipresence. [ R.] Grew.
Evestigate transitive verb
[ Latin evestigatus
traced out; e
out + vestigatus
, past participle of vestigare
. See Vestigate
.] To investigate.
[ Obsolete] Bailey.
[ See Eft
] (Zoology) The common newt or eft. In America often applied to several species of aquatic salamanders.
[ Written also evat
Evibrate transitive verb & i.
[ Latin evibrare
. See Vibrate
.] To vibrate.
[ Obsolete] Cockeram.
Evict transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Evicted
; present participle & verbal noun Evicting
.] [ Latin evictus
, past participle of evincere
to overcome completely, evict. See Evince
.] 1. (Law) To dispossess by a judicial process; to dispossess by paramount right or claim of such right; to eject; to oust.
The law of England would speedily evict them out of their possession. Sir. J. Davies. 2. To evince; to prove.
[ Obsolete] Cheyne.
[ Latin evictio
: confer French éviction
.] 1. The act or process of evicting; or state of being evicted; the recovery of lands, tenements, etc., from another's possession by due course of law; dispossession by paramount title or claim of such title; ejectment; ouster. 2. Conclusive evidence; proof.
Full eviction of this fatal truth. South.
[ French évidence
, Latin Evidentia
. See Evident
.] 1. That which makes evident or manifest; that which furnishes, or tends to furnish, proof; any mode of proof; the ground of belief or judgement; as, the evidence of our senses; evidence of the truth or falsehood of a statement.
Faith is . . . the evidence of things not seen. Hebrew xi. 1.
O glorious trial of exceeding love Milton. 2. One who bears witness.
Illustrious evidence , example high.
[ R.] "Infamous and perjured evidences
." Sir W. Scott. 3. (Law) That which is legally submitted to competent tribunal, as a means of ascertaining the truth of any alleged matter of fact under investigation before it; means of making proof; -- the latter, strictly speaking, not being synonymous with evidence , but rather the effect of it. Greenleaf. Circumstantial evidence
, Conclusive evidence
, etc. See under Circumstantial , Conclusive , etc.
-- Crown's, King's, or Queen's evidence
, evidence for the crown.
[ Eng.] -- State's evidence
, evidence for the government or the people.
[ U. S. ] -- To turn King's, Queen's or State's evidence
, to confess a crime and give evidence against one's accomplices. Syn.
-- Testimony; proof. See Testimony
Evidence transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Evidenced
; p, pr. & verbal noun Evidencing
.] To render evident or clear; to prove; to evince; as, to evidence a fact, or the guilt of an offender. Milton.
Evidencer noun One who gives evidence.
[ French évinent
, l. evidens
out + videns
, present participle of videre
to see. See Vision
.] Clear to the vision; especially, clear to the understanding, and satisfactory to the judgment; as, the figure or color of a body is evident to the senses; the guilt of an offender can not always be made evident .
Your honor and your goodness is so evident . Shak.
And in our faces evident the signs Milton. Syn.
Of foul concupiscence.
-- Manifest; plain; clear; obvious; visible; apparent; conclusive; indubitable; palpable; notorious. See Manifest
Evidential adjective Relating to, or affording, evidence; indicative; especially, relating to the evidences of Christianity. Bp. Fleetwood. " Evidential tracks." Earle.. -- Ev`i*den"tial*ly , adverb
Evidentiary adjective Furnishing evidence; asserting; proving; evidential.
When a fact is supposed, although incorrectly, to be evidentiary of, or a mark of, some other fact. J. S. Mill.
Evidently adverb In an evident manner; clearly; plainly.
Before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth. Gal. iii. 1.
He was evidently in the prime of youth. W. Irving.
Evidentness noun State of being evident.
[ Latin evigilatio
out + vigilare
to be awake. See Vigilant
.] A waking up or awakening.
[ Middle English evel
, Anglo-Saxon yfel
; akin to OFries, evel
, Dutch euvel
, Old Saxon & Old High German ubil
, German übel
, Goth. ubils
, and perhaps to English over
.] 1. Having qualities tending to injury and mischief; having a nature or properties which tend to badness; mischievous; not good; worthless or deleterious; poor; as, an evil beast; and evil plant; an evil crop.
A good tree can not bring forth evil fruit. Matt. vii. 18. 2. Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.
Ah, what a sign it is of evil life, Shak. 3. Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days.
When death's approach is seen so terrible.
Because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel. Deut. xxii. 19.
The owl shrieked at thy birth -- an evil sign. Shak.
Evil news rides post, while good news baits. Milton. Evil eye
, an eye which inflicts injury by some magical or fascinating influence. It is still believed by the ignorant and superstitious that some persons have the supernatural power of injuring by a look.
It almost led him to believe in the evil eye . J. H. Newman.
-- Evil speaking
, speaking ill of others; calumny; censoriousness.
-- The evil one
, the Devil; Satan.
is sometimes written as the first part of a compound (with or without a hyphen). In many cases the compounding need not be insisted on. Examples: Evil
doer or evil
speaking or evil
-- Mischieveous; pernicious; injurious; hurtful; destructive; wicked; sinful; bad; corrupt; perverse; wrong; vicious; calamitous.
(ē"v'l) noun 1. Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings; injury; mischief; harm; -- opposed to good .
Evils which our own misdeeds have wrought. Milton.
The evil that men do lives after them. Shak. 2. Moral badness, or the deviation of a moral being from the principles of virtue imposed by conscience, or by the will of the Supreme Being, or by the principles of a lawful human authority; disposition to do wrong; moral offence; wickedness; depravity.
The heart of the sons of men is full of evil . Eccl. ix. 3. 3. malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil , the scrofula.
[ R.] Shak.
He [ Edward the Confessor] was the first that touched for the evil . Addison.
Evil adverb In an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly. Shak.
It went evil with his house. 1 Chron. vii. 23.
The Egyptians evil entreated us, and affected us. Deut. xxvi. 6.