all in English
- all ⇄ adj. 1. every one of.
Ex. all men, all those present. All the children came. You all know the teacher.
2. the whole of.
Ex. The mice ate all the cheese. All America rejoiced at the end of the war.
(SYN) entire, complete.
- all ⇄ adv. 1. wholly; entirely.
Ex. all tired out. The cake is all gone. He is all deaf in one ear and half deaf in the other.
2. only; exclusively.
Ex. money spent all on pleasure.
3. each; apiece.
- all ⇄ all, adjective, pronoun, noun, adverb. english
- all ⇄ expr. (as) all get-out. See under get-out. english
- all ⇄ expr. above all, before everything else.
Ex. Above all, he loves his work.english
- all ⇄ expr. after all, when everything has been considered; nevertheless.
Ex. I see that you came after all. Yet after all he was a mere mortal (Washington Irving).english
- all ⇄ expr. all and sundry, all, both collectively and individually.
Ex. give notice to all and sundry.english
- all ⇄ expr. all but, nearly; almost.
Ex. She is all but nine years old.english
- all ⇄ expr. all in all,
Ex. They are all in all to each other.
b. when everything has been taken into account.
Ex. All in all, I think he did a good job.
Ex. And trust me not at all or all inenglish
- all ⇄ expr. all in, (Informal.) worn out; weary; exhausted.
Ex. After the race, the horse was all in.english
- all ⇄ expr. all of, as much as; no less than; fully.
Ex. all of fifteen minutes, all of half a page.english
- all ⇄ expr. all over,
Ex. I looked all over for your glasses.
b. done with; finished.
Ex. The game is all over.english
- all ⇄ expr. all square. See under square. english
- all ⇄ expr. all that, so very; so extremely.
Ex. I never knew Jessie Matthews was all that good at knitting (Punch).english
- all ⇄ expr. all the, as much ... as.
Ex. A touch of the iron is all the care this dress needs (New York Times).english
- all ⇄ expr. all there, (Informal.)
a. wide-awake; alert.
Ex. It was his excusable boast ... that when anything was wanted he was ""all there"" (James Payn).
b. not crazy; sane.
Ex. Hans Jansen was what is commonly called ""not all theenglish
- all ⇄ expr. all told. See under told. english
- all ⇄ expr. and all, and all the rest of it; and so on.
Ex. George, you don't remember me, it's such a long time and all (John O'Hara). With smithy, bellows, tongs, anvil, and all (Scott).english
- all ⇄ expr. at all,
a. under any conditions.
Ex. I was surprised that he came at all considering the hard storm.
b. in any way.
Ex. The teacher was not at all disturbed by the interruption.english
- all ⇄ expr. for all (that), in spite of; notwithstanding.
Ex. The price was high, but for all that he bought the gift.english
- all ⇄ expr. in all, counting every person or thing; altogether.
Ex. There were 100 men in all.english
- all ⇄ expr. once (and) for all, finally or decisively.
Ex. to settle a matter once and for all.english
- all ⇄ noun 1. everything one has.
Ex. He lost his all in the fire.
2. a whole; entirety.english