everyone

See also: every one

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English everichon, equivalent to every +‎ one.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛv.ɹi.wʌn/
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everyone

  1. Every person.

Usage notesEdit

  • Everyone takes a singular verb: Is everyone here?; Everyone has heard of it. However, similar to what occurs with collective or group nouns like crowd or team, sometimes a plural pronoun refers back to everyone which is also reflected in verb conjugations: Everyone was laughing at first, but then they all stopped. / Everyone has a smart phone nowadays, don't they?
  • Along with other universal qualifiers such as all, everybody, and everything, constructions of the form "everyone is not X" are common in colloquial speech usually with the intended meaning of "most people are not X."

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