everything

[ev-ree-thing]

pronoun

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

noun

something that is extremely or most important: Money is his everything.

Nearby words

  1. everyday,
  2. everyhow,
  3. everyman,
  4. everyone,
  5. everyplace,
  6. everything but the kitchen sink,
  7. everyway,
  8. everywhen,
  9. everywhere,
  10. everywhere-dense

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

everything

pronoun

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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Word Origin and History for everything

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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