See also: every one

English edit

Alternative forms edit

  • every one (archaic or when referring to every person or thing in a group separately, not as a group)
  • arrywun (Bermuda)

Etymology edit

From Middle English everichon. By surface analysis, every +‎ one.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛv.ɹi.wʌn/
  • (file)

Pronoun edit


  1. Every person.

Usage notes edit

  • Spelled every one when referring separately to every person or thing in a specified group: There were three patients and she helped every one [of them]. In such cases it cannot be replaced with everybody without changing the sense.
  • 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?
  • In colloquial speech it is common to say everyone is not X instead of not everyone is X (both of which may potentially have the intended meaning that most people are not X). The same is true of other universal qualifiers such as everybody, everything, all.

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Antonyms edit

  • (antonym(s) of every person): no one

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Further reading edit

  • everyone”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.