Definitions for allɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the whole or full amount of:

    all the cake; all year.

  2. the whole number of:

    all students; all kinds.

  3. the greatest possible:

    with all speed.

  4. any; any whatever:

    beyond all doubt.

  5. entirely; purely:

    The coat is all wool.

  6. dominated by a particular feature:

    The colt was all legs.

  7. Pennsylvania German Area. consumed; finished:

    The pie is all.

    Category: Dialect

  8. (pron.)the whole quantity or amount:

    Did you eat all of the peanuts?

    Category: Function Word

  9. the whole number; every one:

    all of us.

    Category: Function Word

  10. everything:

    Is that all you've got to say?

    Category: Function Word

  11. (n.)one's whole interest, energy, or property:

    Give it your all.

  12. the entire area, place, environment, or the like:

    all is calm.

  13. (adv.)wholly; entirely:

    all alone; all for a better government.

  14. each; apiece:

    The score was one all.

Idioms for all:

  1. all but, almost; very nearly:

    These batteries are all but dead.

    Category: Idiom

  2. all in, very tired; exhausted.

    Category: Idiom

  3. all in all, everything considered; in general:

    All in all, her health is improved.

    Category: Idiom

  4. all out, energetically and enthusiastically:

    to go all out to win the game.

    Category: Idiom

  5. all the better, so much the better.

    Category: Idiom

  6. all there, mentally competent.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  7. and all, and so forth:

    What with the late hour and all, we must leave.

    Category: Idiom

  8. at all, in the slightest degree. for any reason:

    Why bother at all?

    Category: Idiom

  9. for all (that), in spite of (that); notwithstanding:

    For all that, it was a good year.

    Category: Idiom

  10. in all, all included; all together.

    Category: Idiom

  11. as all get-out,Informal. to an extreme degree, condition, etc.

    Category: Idiom

* Usage: Expressions like all the farther and all the higher occur chiefly in informal speech: This is all the farther the bus goes. That's all the higher she can jump. Elsewhere as far as and as high as are generally used: as far as the bus goes; as high as she can jump. The construction all of (all of the students; all of the contracts) is entirely standard. Some people object to it, however, and omit the of. See also already,alright,altogether.

Origin of all:

bef. 900; ME al, pl. alle; OE eal(l), c. OFris al, OS, OHG al(l), ON allr, Go alls


  1. allonym.

    Category: Affix

    Ref: var. of allo- 1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. all(a)(adj)

    quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class

    "we sat up all night"; "ate all the food"; "all men are mortal"; "all parties are welcome"

  2. all(adverb)

    completely given to or absorbed by

    "became all attention"

  3. wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, altogether, whole(adverb)

    to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

    "he was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the meal"; "it was completely different from what we expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach"; "a whole new idea"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. all(adjective)ɔl

    every part of something; = entire

    all day

  2. allɔl


    all kinds of people

  3. allɔl

    each of

    She invited all her friends.

  4. all(pronoun)ɔl


    all of us; We all know her.

  5. allɔl


    That's all for today.

  6. allɔl

    considering everything

    All in all, it was a great vacation.

  7. allɔl

    everything is progressing in an acceptable way

    I hope all is well with your family.

  8. allɔl

    the only thing

    All I could think of was my family.

  9. all(adverb)ɔl

    in every part; = completely

    dressed all in white; sitting all alone; all along the road

  10. allɔl

    the whole time

    I knew all along she was lying.

  11. allɔl


    The race is all over.

  12. allɔl

    without any warning; = suddenly

    All of a sudden someone screamed.


  1. all(Noun)

    Everything possible.

    She gave her all, and collapsed at the finish line.

  2. all(Noun)

    The totality of one's possessions.

  3. all(Adverb)


    Simplistically, he was fired with pay.

  4. all(Adverb)

    Every individual or anything of the given class, with no exceptions (the noun or noun phrase denoting the class must be plural or uncountable).

  5. all(Adverb)

    Throughout the whole of (a stated period of time; generally used with units of a day or longer).

    The score was 30 all when the rain delay started.

  6. all(Adverb)

    Apiece; each.

    The score was 30 all when the rain delay started.

  7. all(Adverb)


    Don't want to go? All the better since I lost the tickets.

  8. all(Adverb)

    So much.

    Don't want to go? All the better since I lost the tickets.

  9. all(Adverb)


Webster Dictionary

  1. All(adj)

    the whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or degree of; the whole; the whole number of; any whatever; every; as, all the wheat; all the land; all the year; all the strength; all happiness; all abundance; loss of all power; beyond all doubt; you will see us all (or all of us)

  2. All(adj)


  3. All(adj)

    only; alone; nothing but

  4. All(adverb)

    wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement

  5. All(adverb)

    even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.)

  6. All(noun)

    the whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing; everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole; totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at stake

  7. All

    although; albeit


  1. All

    All is an American punk rock band originally from Los Angeles, currently based in Fort Collins, Colorado, formed by Descendents members Bill Stevenson, Karl Alvarez, and Stephen Egerton.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'all' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #47

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'all' in Written Corpus Frequency: #49

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'all' in Adverbs Frequency: #68

Translations for all

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary



all alone; dressed all in white.

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