Meaning of “everything” in the English Dictionary

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"everything" in British English

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everythingpronoun

uk /ˈev.ri.θɪŋ/ us /ˈev.ri.θɪŋ/

A2 all things:

You can't blame him for everything.
He's obsessed with Britney Spears and collects anything and everything connected with her.
Jane's been unfaithful to Jim three times, but he still loves her in spite of everything.
Money isn't everything (= the most important thing).
His children are everything to him (= the most important part of his life).
Have you been crying? Is everything all right?
The thieves took everything.
We did everything we could to save her but she died.
We shall do everything necessary to bring the murderer to justice.
They're very busy with their new house and everything (= all the things connected with it).

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(Definition of “everything” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"everything" in American English

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everythingpronoun

us /ˈev·riˌθɪŋ/

all things:

They lost everything in the fire.
In spite of everything, I still love him.
The price of gasoline affects everything else.
"Is everything all right?" "Everything is fine."
Money isn’t everything (= it is not the only important thing).
Her children are everything to her (= the most important part of her life).
They’re very busy with their new house and everything (= all the things connected with it).

(Definition of “everything” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)