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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. 2017.
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  • everyone seems to hate me, and yet I was intended to amuse people.

    The Patchwork Girl of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • But everyone did his best to contribute to the hilarity of the occasion.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • "I don't doubt it at all," said the Doubtful Dromedary to everyone's surprise.

    The Royal Book of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • Paul is very popular in Wargrove, and everyone speaks well of him.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • She baited a line for herself, dropped it in, and everyone else did the same thing.

    Winona of the Camp Fire Margaret Widdemer
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
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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