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[ev-ree-wuhn, -wuh n] /ˈɛv riˌwʌn, -wən/
every person; everybody.
Origin of everyone
1175-1225; Middle English everichon. See every, one
Usage note
See each. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for everyone
  • everyone concerned about environmental sustainability should take a close look at corporate tax loopholes.
  • Not everyone finds the same things funny, for starters.
  • everyone seems to think that ethanol is a good way to make cars greener.
  • Samaras is the guy running toward the tornado when everyone else is running away.
  • Almost everyone has experienced the warmth of a fireplace or campfire.
  • Not everyone needs to spend a couple of weeks earning their sea legs to feel at home.
  • Available in some two dozen iterations over the years, the iPod made music accessible to everyone.
  • Each program has it supporters and detractors, which makes sense, as one model can't work for everyone.
  • everyone puts a positive spin on their policy proposals.
  • everyone talks about the weather, but gray-cheeked mangabey monkeys actually do something about it, according to new research.
British Dictionary definitions for everyone


/ˈɛvrɪˌwʌn; -wən/
every person; everybody
Usage note
Everyone and everybody are interchangeable, as are no one and nobody, and someone and somebody. Care should be taken to distinguish between everyone and someone as single words and every one and some one as two words, the latter form correctly being used to refer to each individual person or thing in a particular group: every one of them is wrong
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for everyone

c.1200, from every + one.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Idioms and Phrases with everyone


see entries under every man.
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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