Definition of everything in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈevrēˌTHiNG/


1All things; all the things of a group or class: he taught me everything I know herbal cures for everything from leprosy to rheumatism
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  • It's a presentation with drama and music and then I wind everything together at the end of the night.
  • With the edges aligned, the stapler is then used to fasten everything together at the top left corner.
  • We created everything we did together and, yes, sometimes it was very stressful.
each item, each thing, every single thing, the lot, the whole lot;
informal the whole kit and caboodle, the whole shebang, the whole schmear, the whole ball of wax, the whole nine yards
1.1All things of importance; a great deal: I lost everything in the crash he owed everything to his years in Munich
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  • The victory at Wembley owes everything to the determination and action of the sacked workers.
  • He described it as a debut, but in truth he owed everything to his decade of experience.
  • Many people sacrificed everything to secure us the vote, and we owe to them to use it.
1.2The most important thing or aspect: money isn’t everything
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  • She says money isn't everything, but it remains the key to unlocking aspirations.
  • The first is that money is not everything when it comes to getting your message across.
2The current situation; life in general: how’s everything? everything is going okay
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  • The wind was also a bit stronger compared to this morning but generally everything went ok.
  • The network problem must have screwed up a couple of sectors on the disk, but everything's okay now.
  • Pete got out and went to the back of our van and the two were talking amicably and I thought everything was okay.



and everything

informal Used to refer vaguely to other things associated with what has been mentioned: you’ll still get paid and everything
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  • She hadn't got a break planned what with the wedding preparations and everything.
  • My dad and I were talking about life, the universe and everything over the weekend.
  • I could see you all and I was shouting and everything but no words would come out.

have everything

informal Possess every attraction or advantage: she was articulate, she was fun—it seemed to me she had everything
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