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a. All things or all of a group of things.
b. All relevant matters: told each other everything.
2. The most important fact or consideration: In business, timing is everything.
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1. the entirety of a specified or implied class: she lost everything in the War.
2. a great deal, esp of something very important: she means everything to me.
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(ˈɛv riˌθɪŋ)

1. every single thing; every particular of an aggregate or total; all.
2. something extremely important: This news means everything to us.
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You use everything to refer to all the objects, actions, activities, or facts in a particular situation.

I don't agree with everything he says.
I will arrange everything.

After everything you use a singular form of a verb.

Usually everything is very informal.
Everything happens much more quickly.
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pronoun all, the whole, the total, the lot, the sum, the whole lot, the aggregate, the entirety, each thing, the whole caboodle (informal), the whole kit and caboodle (informal) Everything in my life seems to be going wrong at the moment.
Related words
fear panphobia, pantophobia
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An amount or quantity from which nothing is left out or held back:
Informal: work (used in plural).
Idioms: everything but the kitchen sink, lock, stock, and barrel, the whole ball of wax.
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كُلُّ شَيْءكُل شَيءكلهكلهم
altaltingdet hele
सब कुछ
alltsérhvaî, allt
모두모든 것
altall tingallting
سب کچھ
mọi thứ


[ˈevrɪθɪŋ] PRONtodo
everything is readytodo está dispuesto
everything nice had been soldse había vendido todo lo bonito
he sold everythinglo vendió todo
everything you say is truees verdad todo lo que dices
time is everythingel tiempo lo es todo
money isn't everythingel dinero no lo es todo
he did everything possiblehizo todo lo posible
I've argued with him and everything, but he won't listenhe razonado y todo eso con él, pero no quiere escuchar
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[ˈɛvriθɪŋ] prontout
Everything is ready → Tout est prêt.
You've thought of everything! → Tu as pensé à tout!
Have you remembered everything?
BUT Est-ce que tu n'as rien oublié?.
Money isn't everything
BUT L'argent ne fait pas le bonheur.
to do everything possible → faire tout son possible
He did everything possible → Il a fait tout son possible.
is everything OK? → tout va bien?
and everything → et tout
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nalles; everything possible/oldalles Mögliche/Alte; everything you havealles, was du hast; is everything all right?ist alles in Ordnung?; time is everythingZeit ist kostbar; money isn’t everythingGeld ist nicht alles; money is everything to himGeld bedeutet ihm alles ? mean3 a
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[ˈɛvrɪˌθɪŋ] prontutto, ogni cosa
everything is ready → è tutto pronto
everything you say is true → tutto ciò che dici è vero
this shop sells everything → questo negozio vende di tutto
he did everything possible → ha fatto tutto il possibile
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(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.
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كُلُّ شَيْء všechno alt alles καθετί todo kaikki tout sve tutto すべて 모든 것 alles alt wszystko tudo всё allt ทุกสิ่งทุกอย่าง her şey mọi thứ 每件事物
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pron. todo.
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Everything from the table napkins to the silver, china, and glass bore that imprint of newness found in the households of the newly married.
Pierre was always astonished at Prince Andrew's calm manner of treating everybody, his extraordinary memory, his extensive reading (he had read everything, knew everything, and had an opinion about everything), but above all at his capacity for work and study.
Though she had sent word the day before to her husband that it was nothing to her whether his sister came or not, she had made everything ready for her arrival, and was expecting her sister-in-law with emotion.
She knew that in one way or another she would tell Anna everything, and she was alternately glad at the thought of speaking freely, and angry at the necessity of speaking of her humiliation with her, his sister, and of hearing her ready-made phrases of good advice and comfort.
It was built by a mighty and wonderful Wizard named Oz, and everything there is of a green color -- just as everything in this Country of the Gillikins is of a purple color."
But in the Emerald City everything is green that is purple here.
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This, however, is my blessing: to stand above everything as its own heaven, its round roof, its azure bell and eternal security: and blessed is he who thus blesseth!
What is more, he will talk to you with excitement and passion of the true normal interests of man; with irony he will upbraid the short- sighted fools who do not understand their own interests, nor the true significance of virtue; and, within a quarter of an hour, without any sudden outside provocation, but simply through something inside him which is stronger than all his interests, he will go off on quite a different tack--that is, act in direct opposition to what he has just been saying about himself, in opposition to the laws of reason, in opposition to his own advantage, in fact in opposition to everything ...
At this very moment everything is standing awry to my eyes, for a man needs only to work late overnight in his writing of something or other for, in the morning, his eyes to be red, and the tears to be gushing from them in a way that makes him ashamed to be seen before strangers.
Everything that was handsome seemed ten times handsomer and less attractive in the glaring splendor; and everything that was ugly seemed ten times uglier, and everything was either handsome or ugly.

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