[ ev-ree-thing ]
/ ˈɛv riˌθɪŋ /


every single thing or every particular of an aggregate or total; all.
something extremely important: This news means everything to us.


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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British Dictionary definitions for everything

/ (ˈɛvrɪθɪŋ) /


the entirety of a specified or implied classshe lost everything in the War
a great deal, esp of something very importantshe means everything to me
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Idioms and Phrases with everything


In addition to the idiom beginning with everything

  • everything but the kitchen sink

also see:

  • hold everything
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