everyone - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
pronoun 

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/ˈevriˌwʌn/
When everyone is a subject, it is used with a singular verb.
In formal writing, a pronoun or possessive adjective that refers to everyone is usually singular: Everyone should bring his or her own lunch. However, in conversation and in informal writing these pronouns and possessive adjectives are more often plural: Everyone should bring their own lunch.
  1. 1
    every person in a group

    Happy New Year, everyone!

    Everyone is thrilled about Jean’s baby.

    James made a point of shaking everyone’s hand.

    everyone else:

    Everyone else had finished eating, so I sat and had supper alone.

    everyone but (=everyone except):

    They invited everyone but me and Karen.

  2. 2
    used for talking about people in general

    Everyone needs a friend.

    everyone else:

    I’m like everyone else – I like a bit of fun.

    not everyone:

    Maybe private healthcare is better, but not everyone can afford it.