ev·​ery·​thing | \ ˈev-rē-ˌthiŋ How to pronounce everything (audio) \

Definition of everything

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : all that exists
b : all that relates to the subject
2 : all that is important you mean everything to me
3 : all sorts of other things used to indicate related but unspecified events, facts, or conditions all the pains and colds and everything— E. B. White



Definition of everything (Entry 2 of 2)

: having a mixture of toppings Another crowd-pleaser is the everything pizza, which has green peppers, mushrooms, onions, broccoli, tomatoes, sausage, pepperoni, bacon, salami, and ham.— Kimberly Palm especially, of a bagel : topped with a mixture of seasonings that typically includes seeds (such as poppy seeds and sesame seeds), dried garlic, dried onion, and salt … an everything bagel is a bagel made with all the ingredients available to that particular bakery—usually garlic, sesame seeds, pepper, poppy seeds, pretzel salt and onion flakes. — Holly Baxter Order like a pro by specifying you'd like an everything bagel. … the exact ingredients aren't specified but it's a mix of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion flakes, garlic flakes, pretzel salt and pepper. — Silke Weil The blend of ingredients commonly found on an everything bagel—usually garlic flakes, onion flakes, poppy seeds, salt flakes and black and white sesame seeds—is just the right mixture of seasonings to enhance the asparagus without overpowering it. — Laura Gutschke

Examples of everything in a Sentence

Pronoun People will buy everything she paints. I didn't agree with everything he said. What do you buy for the man who has everything? Tell us everything that happened. He denied everything about the incident. She means everything to me. We're pretty happy with everything right now. See More

First Known Use of everything


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1988, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for everything


from attributive use of everything entry 1

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The first known use of everything was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Everything.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everything. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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ev·​ery·​thing | \ ˈev-rē-ˌthiŋ How to pronounce everything (audio) \

Kids Definition of everything

: all that exists or is important Everything is all ready.

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