Definition of in every sense of the word in English:

in every sense of the word

phrase

  • In every way in which something could be interpreted or understood.

    ‘a true artist in every sense of the word’
    • ‘My hat is off to Rob and Jeff, a pair of champions in every sense of the word.’
    • ‘They are "heroes" in every sense of the word.’
    • ‘They're common, in every sense of the word.’
    • ‘He was a true character in every sense of the word, with numerous tales to relate about his working life on the land and also his time in the army.’
    • ‘Stephanie is beautiful in every sense of the word.’
    • ‘Well these hanging file frames are "cheap" in every sense of the word.’
    • ‘It's great to know that when those hunger pangs strike, you will be well catered for, in every sense of the word.’