everything

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pronoun

ev·​ery·​thing ˈev-rē-ˌthiŋ How to pronounce everything (audio)
1
a
: 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 everythingE. B. White

everything

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adjective

: 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.

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

from attributive use of everything entry 1

First Known Use

Pronoun

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

Adjective

1988, in the meaning defined above

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

Cite this Entry

“Everything.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everything. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

everything

pronoun
ev·​ery·​thing -ˌthiŋ How to pronounce everything (audio)
1
a
: every thing there is : all
b
: all that relates to the subject
tell everything
2
: the most important thing
to some people money is everything

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