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1 all /ˈɑːl/ adjective
1 all
/ˈɑːl/
adjective
Learner's definition of ALL
: the whole, entire, total amount, quantity, or extent of
: every member or part of used with a plural noun or pronoun to mean that a statement is true of every person or thing in a group
: the whole number or sum of used with a plural noun or pronoun to mean that a statement is true of a group of people or things considered together
: any whatever
: as much as possible of (something) used to indicate the manner in which something is done
: having or showing only (some quality, feature, etc.)
used to indicate that someone has or seems to have a lot of or too much of some physical feature
see also all ears at 1ear, all eyes at 1eye, all mouth at 1mouth, all thumbs at 1thumb
US, chiefly Southern, informal used in speech to refer to a group of people or things
see also what all, you-all

for all

: in spite of (something)

of all (the)

informal
used in phrases to express surprise, disapproval, anger, etc.
2 all /ˈɑːl/ adverb
2 all
/ˈɑːl/
adverb
Learner's definition of ALL
: entirely or completely
often used to make a statement more forceful
: for each side or player used to indicate a tie score

all along

see 2along

all around

(US) or chiefly British all round
: in every way : from every point of view
: for everyone see also all-around

all of

: not more than used to stress that an amount is surprisingly small
: as much as used to stress that an amount is somewhat large

all over

: over an entire area
: in every part of (something)
see also allover
informal : very critical of (someone)
informal : crowding around, pushing against, or touching (someone) in a very eager or aggressive way
chiefly British, informal : in every way

all that

: to a high degree usually used in negative statements
see also all that at 1that

all the

used to give added force to a word like “more” or “better”

all told

: with everything considered or included : in all

go all out

see 1go

not all there

informal
used to describe a person who is somewhat strange or stupid
3 all /ˈɑːl/ pronoun
3 all
/ˈɑːl/
pronoun
Learner's definition of ALL
: the entire number, quantity, or amount
Usage see: altogether
: the only thing

above all

see 2above

after all

see 2after

All aboard!

see 1aboard

all in all

informal
: in a general way : when everything is thought of or considered

all's fair in love and war

see 1fair

all told

: including everything or everyone used to indicate a total

and all

: and everything else
British, informal used to emphasize a response

at all

used to make a statement or question more forceful
used especially in negative statements
◊ The phrase not at all is sometimes used as a polite response when someone thanks you.

for all

see 1for

for all I know

see 1know

for all (someone) cares

see 2care

give your all

: to do or give as much as you can to achieve something, to support a cause, etc.

in all

: including everything or everyone used to indicate a total

once and for all

see 1once

that is all

see 1that

when all is said and done

: after considering or doing everything used for a final general statement or judgment
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