everything Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “everything” in the English Dictionary

"everything" in British English

See all translations

everythingpronoun

uk   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 ​importantpart 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).

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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

"everything" in American English

See all translations

everythingpronoun

 us   /ˈev·riˌθɪŋ/
all things: They ​lost everything in the ​fire. In ​spite of everything, I still ​love him. The ​price of ​gasolineaffects 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 ​importantpart 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)
Translations of “everything”
in Arabic كُلّ شَيء…
in Korean 모든 것…
in Portuguese tudo…
in Catalan tot…
in Japanese 全てのもの、こと…
in Chinese (Simplified) 每件事, 所有事物, 一切…
in Turkish her şey…
in Russian всё…
in Chinese (Traditional) 每件事, 所有事物, 一切…
in Italian tutto, ogni cosa…
in Polish wszystko…
What is the pronunciation of everything?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

drum

a musical instrument, especially one made from a skin stretched over the end of a hollow tube or bowl, played by hitting with the hand or a stick

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More