everything

pronoun
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

everything

adjective

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.
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First Known Use of everything

Pronoun

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

Adjective

1988, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for everything

Adjective

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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18 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Everything.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everything. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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everything

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of everything

: every thing there is : all that exists
: all that is related to a particular subject
: all that is important

everything

pronoun
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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