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Definitions of all

  1. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent; " 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"; (` whole' is often used informally for ` wholly' as in" a whole new idea")
  2. 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"
  3. Although; albeit.
  4. 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).
  5. Any.
  6. Only; alone; nothing but.
  7. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement.
  8. Even; just. ( Often a mere intensive adjunct.)
  9. 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.
  10. The whole quantity of, as substance, duration, extent, amount, or degree; the whole number of, collectively, as individuals, particulars, or parts; every, as all kinds; any. used after a preposition or verb; as, free from all thought of danger.
  11. The whole; the whole quantity or amount; total; aggregate.
  12. A whole; one's entire possessions.
  13. Wholly; completely.
  14. The whole of: every one of.
  15. Wholly: completely: entirely.
  16. The whole: everything.
  17. The whole of.
  18. The whole; each and every person or thing.
  19. Wholly; entirely; quite.
  20. The whole number of: the whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or degree.
  21. The whole; everything. All but, almost. It is all one, quite the same. All the better, better by the whole difference. All in all, everything to one; as a whole; altogether. At all, in the least degree- used byway of enforcement or emphasis, usually in negative or interrogative sentences. All along, throughout. All in the wind, too close to the wind, so that the sails shake in it only: wavering; uncertain.
  22. In composition, enlarges or adds force to the meaning; thus " all- absorbing" means absorbing or engrossing to the exclusion of everything else.
  23. The whole; every one.
  24. The whole number; the entire thing.
  25. Wholly; when used in union with other words, all generally denotes wholly, completely, or perfectly.
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Usage examples for all

  1. " I know them all – Warrior of the Dawn by Howard Carleton Browne
  2. And I am happy now that I'm back with all of you. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  3. That's all that's all my lady. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  4. Then what is it you all want? – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  5. " Dat's all he said. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. All right- I'll find it, you know. – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart
  7. But we know Hollin, all right. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  8. And Fetchke did it all – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  9. Look here, all of you! – Lucile Triumphant by Elizabeth M. Duffield
  10. All now was still. – Swamp Island by Mildred A. Wirt
  11. Busy all the morning at the office. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  12. Oh, I know all about that. – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  13. " Oh, not at all Selina replies. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  14. All out for Seaview!" – Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's by Laura Lee Hope
  15. But it will not do at all at all – The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel
  16. Oh, sir, what does it all mean? – The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby
  17. It is all right, Warrender. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  18. What did you say all the shootin was about? – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  19. What did you- all say to him? – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  20. Did I do all right? – Monitress Merle by Angela Brazil
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