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 (ĕv′rē-bŏd′ē, -bŭd′ē)
Every person; everyone.


every person; everyone


(ˈɛv riˌbɒd i, -ˌbʌd i)

every person.
usage: See each, else.


1. 'everyone' and 'everybody'

You usually use everyone or everybody to refer to all the people in a particular group.

The police had ordered everyone out of the office.
There wasn't enough room for everybody.

There is no difference in meaning between everyone and everybody, but everyone is more common in written English, and everybody is more common in spoken English.

You can also use everyone and everybody to talk about people in general.

Everyone has the right to freedom of expression.
Everybody has to die some day.

After everyone or everybody you use a singular form of a verb.

Everyone wants to find out what is going on.
Everybody is selling the same product.
2. referring back

When you are referring back to everyone or everybody, you usually use they, them, or their.

Will everyone please carry on as best they can.
Everybody had to bring their own paper.
3. 'every one'

Don't confuse everyone with every one. You use every one to emphasize that something is true about each one of the things or people you are mentioning.

He read every one of her novels.
She thought about her friends. Every one had tried to help her.
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pronoun everyone, each one, the whole world, each person, every person, all and sundry, one and all Everybody uses the internet these days. see everyone
allehver eneste
var och en
mọi người


[ˈevrɪbɒdɪ] PRONtodos/as, todo el mundo
everybody elsetodos los demás


[ˈɛvribɒdi] prontout le monde
Everybody had a good time → Tout le monde s'est bien amusé.
Everybody makes mistakes → Tout le monde peut se tromper.
Everybody opened their presents → Tout le monde a ouvert ses cadeaux.
Everybody knows about it → Tout le monde le sait.
everybody else → tous les autres


pronjeder(mann), alle pl; everybody has finishedalle sind fertig; it’s not everybody who can afford a video recordernicht jeder kann sich (dat)einen Videorekorder leisten; everybody knows everybody else herehier kennt jeder jeden; everybody knows thatdas weiß (doch) jeder


[ˈɛvrɪˌbɒdɪ] pronognuno, ciascuno; (all) → tutti/e pl
everybody knows about it → lo sanno tutti
everybody has their or (frm) his own view → ognuno or ciascuno la pensa come crede
everybody else → tutti gli altri


(ˈevri) adjective
1. each one of or all (of a certain number). Every room is painted white; Not every family has a car.
2. each (of an indefinite number or series). Every hour brought the two countries nearer war; He attends to her every need.
3. the most absolute or complete possible. We have every reason to believe that she will get better.
4. used to show repetition after certain intervals of time or space. I go to the supermarket every four or five days; Every second house in the row was bright pink; `Every other day' means èvery two days' or `on alternate days'.
ˈeverybody, ˈeveryone pronoun
every person. Everyone thinks I'm right.
ˈeveryday adjective
1. happening, done used etc daily. her everyday duties.
2. common or usual. an everyday event.
ˈeverything pronoun
all things. Have you everything you want?
ˈeverywhere adverb
(in or to) every place. The flies are everywhere; Everywhere I go, he follows me.
every bit as
just as. You're every bit as clever as he is.
every now and then / every now and again / every so often
occasionally. We get a letter from him every now and then.
every time
1. always; invariably. We use this method every time.
2. whenever. Every time he comes, we quarrel.

everybody, ~everyone are singular: Everybody is (not are) tired / Everyone should buy his own ticket .
see also their.


الـجَمِيع všichni alle jedermann όλοι todo el mundo, todos jokainen tout le monde svatko tutti 誰でも皆 모두 iedereen alle wszyscy toda a gente, todo o mundo все var och en ทุกคน herkes mọi người 人人


pron. todos, todo el mundo.
References in classic literature ?
Beth's bundle was such a funny one that everybody wanted to laugh, but nobody did, for it would have hurt her feelings very much.
Though, as everybody well knew, the doctor had forbidden her to lift so much as a pin!
Thus, by an inevitable necessity, as a magnet attracts steel-filings, so did our man of business draw to himself the difficulties which everybody met with.
Well, then, however the old sea-captains may order me about--however they may thump and punch me about, I have the satisfaction of knowing that it is all right; that everybody else is one way or other served in much the same way -- either in a physical or metaphysical point of view, that is; and so the universal thump is passed round, and all hands should rub each other's shoulder-blades, and be content.
Sir Dinadan was so proud of his exploit that he could not keep from telling over and over again, to weariness, how the immortal idea happened to occur to him; and as is the way with humorists of his breed, he was still laughing at it after everybody else had got through.
I am the best-educated horse outside of the hippodrome, everybody says, and the best-mannered.
Everybody sat on the upper deck, on benches, under an awning; everybody talked, laughed, and exclaimed at the wonder scenery; in truth, a trip on that lake is almost the perfection of pleasuring.
We went to a clump of bushes, and Tom made everybody swear to keep the secret, and then showed them a hole in the hill, right in the thickest part of the bushes.
He brought home with him a suit of clothes of such exquisite style and cut in fashion-- Eastern fashion, city fashion--that it filled everybody with anguish and was regarded as a peculiarly wanton affront.
Everybody knows -- the widow, too, for all she tries to let on she don't.
His signs warn't no good; people couldn't understand them and he prob'ly couldn't himself, but he done a sight of goo-gooing, and so everybody was satisfied, and admired to hear him go it.
Rebecca found the side door locked, but she knew that the key was under the step, and so of course did everybody else in Riverboro, for they all did about the same thing with it.