Constituting each and all members of a group without exception. Being all possible: had every chance of winning, but lost. Being each of a specified succession of objects or intervals: every third seat; every two hours. Being the highest degree or expression of: showed us every attention; had every hope of succeeding. every bit Informal In all ways; equally: He is every bit as mean as she is. then From time to time; occasionally. every once in a while From time to time; occasionally. every other Each alternate: She went to visit her aunt every other week. every so often At intervals; occasionally. every which way Informal In every direction. every which way Informal In complete disorder.