[ev-ree-thing] /ˈɛv riˌθɪŋ/

, or particular of an aggregate or total; all.
something extremely important:
This news means everything to us.
something that is extremely or most important:
Money is his everything.
the entirety of a specified or implied class: she lost everything in the War
a great deal, esp of something very important: she means everything to me

late 14c., from every + thing.
In addition to the idiom beginning with everything


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