What does ALL mean?

Definitions for ALLɔl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ALL.

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"


  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

  8. Origin: [Orig. all, adv., wholly: used with though or if, which being dropped before the subjunctive left all as if in the sense although.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. All

    awl, adj. the whole of: every one of: any whatever.—adv. wholly: completely: entirely: (Shak.) only, alone.—n. the whole: everything: the totality of things—the universe.—n. All′-Fath′er, God.—All (obs.), entirely, altogether, as in 'all to-brake' (Judges, ix. 53). The prefix to- originally belonged to the verb (tó brecan), but as verbs with this prefix were rarely used without all, the fact was forgotten, and the to was erroneously regarded as belonging to the all. Hence came into use all-to = wholly, utterly; All but, everything short of, almost; All in all, all things in all respects, all or everything together—(adverbially) altogether; All over, thoroughly, entirely; All over with, finished, done with (also coll., All up with); All right, a colloquial phrase expressing assent or approbation; All's one, it is just the same; All to one (obs.), altogether.—After all, when everything has been considered, nevertheless; And all, and everything else; And all that, and all the rest of it, et cetera; At all, in the least degree or to the least extent.—For all, notwithstanding; For good and all, finally.—Once for all, once only. [A.S. all, eal; Ger. all, Gael. uile, W. oll.]

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALL in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Scott Eastwood:

    No not at all.

  2. Winner Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton:

    No, not at all.

  3. Lara Trump:

    We all felt it.

  4. Elvis Presley:

    I sing all kinds.

  5. Adi Shankar:

    It was all favors.

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