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[ev-ree-wuhn, -wuh n] /ˈɛv riˌwʌn, -wən/
every person; everybody.
Origin of everyone
First recorded in 1175-1225, everyone is from the Middle English word everichon. See every, one
Usage note
See each. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for everyone
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  • The most important tasks of a democracy are done by everyone.

  • Fear dogs one of us in one way and another in another, but everyone in some way.

  • What my inner self may be I am not prepared to say, but I know that it is there, as everyone else knows that it is in him.

  • My "job" could not be "swung" by anyone else, since everyone else is essential to the swinging of his own.

  • Not only do we drop the subject there, but we resent it if everyone else does not drop the subject there.

British Dictionary definitions for everyone


/ˈɛvrɪˌwʌn; -wən/
every person; everybody
Usage note
Everyone and everybody are interchangeable, as are no one and nobody, and someone and somebody. Care should be taken to distinguish between everyone and someone as single words and every one and some one as two words, the latter form correctly being used to refer to each individual person or thing in a particular group: every one of them is wrong
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for everyone

c.1200, from every + one.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Idioms and Phrases with everyone


see entries underevery man.
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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