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an ordinary person representative of humanity; an ordinary man representative of all men
Not to be confused with:
every man – each man, all men
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or eve·ry·man  (ĕv′rē-măn′)
An ordinary person, representative of the human race.
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1. (Theatre) a medieval English morality play in which the central figure represents mankind, whose earthly destiny is dramatized from the Christian viewpoint
2. (often not capital) the ordinary person; common man
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(ˈɛv riˌmæn)

an ordinary person; the typical or average person.
[1905–10; after Everyman, a character in a 15th-century morality play]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.everyman - the ordinary person
common man, common person, commoner - a person who holds no title
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[ˈevrɪmæn] Nhombre m cualquiera, hombre m de la calle
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nDurchschnittsmensch m; language that everyman and everywoman can understandeine Sprache, die der Durchschnittsmensch verstehen kann
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References in classic literature ?
Smith (Everyman's Library), 1911; by R.W.Browne (Bohn's Classical Library), 1848, etc.; by R.
As compared with the usual type of Mystery plays the Moralities had for the writers this advantage, that they allowed some independence in the invention of the story; and how powerful they might be made in the hands of a really gifted author has been finely demonstrated in our own time by the stage-revival of the best of them, 'Everyman' (which is probably a translation from a Dutch original).
(Alliance News) - Cinema firm Everyman Media Group PLC on Tuesday said demand continues to rise, with a contract for a new venue recently signed.
THE award-winning Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival: Everyman 19 returns to Sophia Gardens this summer with six weeks of theatre for the whole family from June 27 until August 3.
NIGEL SLATER'S Toast will open the Everyman and Playhouse's autumn/ winter season alongside stage versions of celebrated major films, big-name comedians and gripping plays.
In a world powered by fake news and political chaos, the Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) has delivered a powerful insight into what could be to come if we're not careful.
Everyman Cinema is already working on transforming the former Legends nightclub site into a four-screen underground cinema.
MANCHESTER city centre is about to get its first Everyman Cinema, with another recently opened in Altrincham.
Everyman Cinema, operators of 21 boutique picture houses around the UK, is set to start work straight away on transforming the basement of Earl Grey House on Newcastle's Grey Street into a four-screen cinema.
UK cinema operator Everyman Media Group plc (LSE: EMAN) has exchanged contracts with Wokingham Borough Council on a new site in Wokingham, the group said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 13, 2016-UK Cinema Operator Everyman Media Buys Site in Wokingham