all: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ôl), [key]
- the whole of (used in referring to quantity, extent, or duration): all the cake; all the way; all year.
- the whole number of (used in referring to individuals or particulars, taken collectively): all students.
- the greatest possible (used in referring to quality or degree): with all due respect; with all speed.
- every: all kinds; all sorts.
- any; any whatever: beyond all doubt.
- nothing but; only: The coat is all wool.
- dominated by or as if by the conspicuous possession or use of a particular feature: The colt was all legs. They were all ears, listening attentively to everything she said.
- all gone; consumed; finished: The pie is all.
- the whole quantity or amount: He ate all of the peanuts. All are gone.
- the whole number; every one: all of us.
- everything: Is that all you want to say? All is lost.
- one's whole interest, energy, or property: to give one's all; to lose one's all.
- (often cap.) the entire universe.
- before everything else; chiefly: Above all, the little girl wanted a piano.
- in spite of the circumstances; notwithstanding: He came in time after all.
- All in all, her health is greatly improved.
- everything considered; in general:All in all, her health is greatly improved.
- altogether:There were twelve absentees all in all.
- everything; everything regarded as important:Painting became his all in all.
- (of the copy for typesetting a particular article, book, issue, etc.) in the possession of the compositor.
- together with every other associated or connected attribute, object, or circumstance: What with the snow and all, we may be a little late.
- I wasn't surprised at all.
- in the slightest degree:I wasn't surprised at all.
- for any reason:Why bother at all?
- in any way:no offense at all.
- in spite of; notwithstanding: For all that, it was a good year.
- all included; all together: a hundred guests in all.
- for the last time; finally: The case was settled once and for all when the appeal was denied.
- wholly; entirely; completely: all alone.
- only; exclusively: He spent his income all on pleasure.
- each; apiece: The score was one all.
- even; just.
- See(def. 14).
- almost; very nearly: These batteries are all but dead.
- very tired; exhausted: We were all in at the end of the day.
- too close to the wind.
- with all available means or effort: We went all out to win the war.
- finished; done; ended.
- everywhere; in every part.
- in every respect; typically.
- The ship ran aground all standing.
- in such a way and so suddenly that sails or engines are still set to propel a vessel forward:The ship ran aground all standing.
- fully clothed:The crew turned in all standing.
- fully equipped, as a vessel.
- remarkably; entirely; decidedly (used in negative constructions): It's not all that different from your other house.
- more advantageous; so much the better: If the sun shines it will be all the better for our trip.
- mentally competent; not insane or feeble-minded: Some of his farfetched ideas made us suspect that he wasn't all there.
- See(def. 8).
- See(def. 2).
- It's all up with George
- Print.,Journ.(of copy) completely set in type.
- Informal.with no vestige of hope remaining:It's all up with George—they've caught him.
- var. ofbefore a vowel: allonym.
- all (Thesaurus)