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every +‎ thing


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛvɹɪθɪŋ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛvɹiˌθɪŋ/
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  • Hyphenation: eve‧ry‧thing or ev‧e‧ry‧thing



  1. (literally) All the things under discussion.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 4, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      I told him about everything I could think of; and what I couldn't think of he did. He asked about six questions during my yarn, but every question had a point to it. At the end he bowed and thanked me once more. As a thanker he was main-truck high; I never see anybody so polite.
    I checked the list again and everything is done.
    Thank you for everything you've done for us.
  2. (colloquial, hyperbolic) Many or most things.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House
      Then, I was sent to a great, cold, bare, school of big boys; where everything to eat and wear was thick and clumpy, without being enough []
    A:What do you want to do at the amusement park?
    I did everything today - washed the dishes, cut the lawn, did the laundry.
  3. (colloquial) A state of well-being (from all parts of the whole).
    She wasn't feeling well this morning but now everything is fine.
    Since the company lost its best customer everything has gotten worse.
  4. (colloquial) The most important thing.
    I can't believe I made it in time - timing is everything!



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