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[ ev-ree-thing ]


  1. every single thing or every particular of an aggregate or total; all.
  2. something extremely important:

    This news means everything to us.


  1. something that is extremely or most important:

    Money is his everything.


/ ˈɛvrɪθɪŋ /


  1. the entirety of a specified or implied class

    she lost everything in the War

  2. a great deal, esp of something very important

    she means everything to me

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Word History and Origins

Origin of everything1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; every + thing 1

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Idioms and Phrases

In addition to the idiom beginning with everything , also see hold everything .

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Example Sentences

To make it work almost everything else about these shows has to seem factual which is why many look like a weird Celebrity Sims.

And so he looked at her, smiled, and offered a polite “Is everything okay?”

Note: UNICOR uses its inmates for everything from call center operators to human demolishers of old computers.

“The government just wanted to catch the big fish [in the Juarez cartel] and they ignored everything in between,” Lozoya said.

Do as Tumblr has done and scrub her last words off the Internet—erase everything she wanted the world to hear.

So after a few minutes I remarked to him, "Everything tastes very sweet out of this spoon!"

He wanted to tell her that if she called her father, it would mean the end of everything for them, but he withheld this.

Everything is topsy-turvy in Europe according to our moral ideas, and they don't have what we call "men" over here.

She never realized that the reserve of her own character had much, perhaps everything, to do with this.

I should like it to be used for Maude; and mind, I'll see to everything; you need not give yourself any trouble at all.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




every so ofteneverything but the kitchen sink