- at all times; always: lived happily ever after
- continually or continuously: usually in comb., often hyphenated: an ever worsening conflict
- at any time: have you ever seen an eclipse?
- at all; by any chance; in any way: how can I ever repay you?
Origin of everMiddle English from Old English æfre, probably from West Germanic bases of Old English a, always, ever (see aye) + uncertain or unknown; perhaps feorr, far
ever and anon
for ever and ever