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everything

[ev-ree-thing] /ˈɛv riˌθɪŋ/
pronoun
1.
every, thing or particular of an aggregate or total; all.
2.
something extremely important:
This news means everything to us.
noun
3.
something that is extremely or most important:
Money is his everything.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see every, thing1
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British Dictionary definitions for every-thing

everything

/ˈɛvrɪθɪŋ/
pronoun
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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Word Origin and History for every-thing

everything

n.

late 14c., from every + thing.

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Idioms and Phrases with every-thing

everything

In addition to the idiom beginning with everything also see: hold everything
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