everything

[ev-ree-thing]
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pronoun
  1. every single thing or every particular of an aggregate or total; all.
  2. something extremely important: This news means everything to us.
noun
  1. something that is extremely or most important: Money is his everything.

Origin of everything

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at every, thing1
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Related Words for everything

all, business, lot, aggregate, complex, sum, total, universe, whole

Examples from the Web for everything

Contemporary Examples of everything

Historical Examples of everything

  • No one knows what that man suffers; it makes him gloomy all the time about everything.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • I told Coplen to offer her a million cash for everything rather'n have any fuss.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • And jest when I was lookin' forward to luxury and palaces in England, and everything so grand!

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • But do give me a moment, everything is all so whirling and hazy.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Like everything else in that neighborhood, it was covered with picture writing.

    Ancient Man

    Hendrik Willem van Loon


British Dictionary definitions for everything

everything

pronoun
  1. the entirety of a specified or implied classshe lost everything in the War
  2. a great deal, esp of something very importantshe means everything to me
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 everything
n.

late 14c., from every + thing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with everything

everything

In addition to the idiom beginning with everything

  • everything but the kitchen sink

also see:

  • hold everything
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