every other something


every other something
every other (something) omitting the next but including the one after that, as a series or repetition of something.

Our discussion group meets every other Friday at eight o'clock.

It seems like every other shop in the village is a cafe.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • every other — (something) omitting the next but including the one after that, as a series or repetition of something. Our discussion group meets every other Friday at eight o clock. It seems like every other shop in the village is a cafe …   New idioms dictionary

  • every — ► DETERMINER 1) used to refer to all the individual members of a set without exception. 2) used to indicate something happening at specified intervals: every thirty minutes. 3) all possible; the utmost: every effort was made. ● every bit as Cf.… …   English terms dictionary

  • every — ev|ery W1S1 [ˈevri] determiner [always followed by a singular C noun] [: Old English; Origin: Afre Alc ever each ] 1.) used to refer to all the people or things in a particular group or all the parts of something ▪ We looked carefully at every… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • every */*/*/ — UK [ˈevrɪ] / US determiner Summary: Every is generally used before a singular countable noun. The only exceptions are at Sense 2, where every can be used in phrases like every three hours , and at Sense 3. A noun subject that follows every is… …   English dictionary

  • every — eve|ry [ evri ] determiner, quantifier *** Every is generally used before a singular countable noun. The only exceptions are at Sense 2, where every can be used in phrases like every three hours, and at Sense 4. A noun subject that follows every… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • every — [[t]e̱vri[/t]] ♦ 1) DET: DET sing n You use every to indicate that you are referring to all the members of a group or all the parts of something and not only some of them. Every village has a green, a church, a pub and a manor house... Record… …   English dictionary

  • other — [[t]ʌ̱ðə(r)[/t]] ♦ others (When other follows the determiner an, it is written as one word: see another.) 1) ADJ: det ADJ, ADJ n You use other to refer to an additional thing or person of the same type as one that has been mentioned or is known… …   English dictionary

  • every — / evri/ determiner 1 each one of a group of things or people that make a group or set: Every student has to fill in a questionnaire. (=all the students) | every single: Unfortunately the President disagreed with every single thing his aides said …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • other — oth|er W1S1 [ˈʌðə US ˈʌðər] determiner, adj, pron ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(the second of two)¦ 2¦(the rest)¦ 3¦(additional)¦ 4¦(different)¦ 5¦(opposite)¦ 6 other than 7 none other than somebody 8 the other way around/round 9 the other day/morning/week etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • other — determiner, adjective, pronoun 1 used when there are two people, things etc to mean the one that is not being used, the one that you do not already have etc: the other: She was driving the car with one hand and wiping the window with the other. | …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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