1. All the parts which compose a intact collection or aggregate number, considered in their individuality, all taken apart one by one, out of an vague bumber. "Every man at his excellent state is altogether vanity." (Ps. Xxxix. 5) "Every door and window was adorned with wreaths of flowers." (Macaulay)
2. Each one. Cf. Every. "Every of your wishes." "Daily occasions given to each of us." (Hooker) Each every, each one. "Every **every** of them hath some vices." . Each now and then, at short intervals; occasionally; repeatedly; frequently.
Every may, by way of emphasis, precede the article the with a superlative adjective; as, each, the least variation.
Synonym: Each, Every, Any.
Any denotes one, or some, taken indifferently from the individuals which compose a class. Each differs from **every** in giving smaller promonence to the selection of the individual. Every relates to two or more individuals of a class. It refers definitely to each one of them, denoting that they are considered apart, one by one, all being included; as, **every** soldier was receiving a dollar for day. Each relates to more than two and brings into greater prominence the notion that not one of all considered is excepted; as, each soldier was on service, except the cavalry, that is, all the soldiers, etc. "In **every** division there were four pentecosties, in each pentecosty four enomoties, and of **every** 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 **every** for himself with each one else his foe." (J. H. Newman)
Origin: OE. Everich, everilk; AS. Fre ever + aelc every. See Ever, each.
Source: Websters Vocabulary