[ev-ree-wuhn, -wuh n]


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.
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Contemporary Examples of everyone

Historical Examples of everyone

  • The most important tasks of a democracy are done by everyone.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

British Dictionary definitions for everyone



every person; everybody


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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for everyone

c.1200, from every + one.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with everyone


see entries under every man.

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