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all

  

      determiner  
1   
a    the whole quantity or amount of; totality of; every one of a class  
all the rice, all men are mortal     
b    (as pronoun; functioning as sing or pl)  
all of it is nice, all are welcome     
c    (in combination with a noun used as a modifier)  
an all-ticket match, an all-amateur tournament, an all-night sitting     
2    the greatest possible  
in all earnestness     
3    any whatever  
to lose all hope of recovery, beyond all doubt     
4    above all   most of all; especially  
5    after all      See       after       11  
6    all along   all the time  
7    all but   almost; nearly  
all but dead     
8    all of   no less or smaller than  
she's all of thirteen years     
9    all over  
a    finished; at an end  
the affair is all over between us     
b    over the whole area (of something); everywhere (in, on, etc.)  
all over England     
c      (Also (Irish))    all out   typically; representatively (in the phrase that's me (you, him, us, them, etc.) all over)  
d    unduly effusive towards  
e      (Sport)   in a dominant position over  
10       See       all in  
11    all in all  
a    everything considered  
all in all, it was a great success     
b    the object of one's attention or interest  
you are my all in all     
12    all that     (Also)    that   usually used with a negative  
Informal   (intensifier)  
she's not all that intelligent     
13    all the   foll by a comparative adjective or adverb   so much (more or less) than otherwise  
we must work all the faster now     
14    all too   definitely but regrettably  
it's all too true     
15    and all     (Brit)  
informal   as well; too  
and you can take that smile off your face and all     
16    and all that  
Informal  
a    and similar or associated things; et cetera  
coffee, tea, and all that will be served in the garden     
b    used as a filler or to make what precedes more vague: in this sense, it often occurs with concessive force  
she was sweet and pretty and all that, but I still didn't like her     
c       See       that       4  
17    as all that   as one might expect or hope  
she's not as pretty as all that, but she has personality     
18    at all  
a    used with a negative or in a question   in any way whatsoever or to any extent or degree  
I didn't know that at all     
b    even so; anyway  
I'm surprised you came at all     
19    be all for  
Informal   to be strongly in favour of  
20    for all  
a    in so far as; to the extent that  
for all anyone knows, he was a baron     
b    notwithstanding  
for all my pushing, I still couldn't move it     
21    for all that   in spite of that  
he was a nice man for all that     
22    in all   altogether  
there were five of them in all     
      adv  
23    (in scores of games) apiece; each  
the score at half time was three all     
      n  
24    preceded by: my, your, his, etc.   (one's) complete effort or interest  
to give your all, you are my all     
25    totality or whole,   (Related prefixes)        pan-       panto-  
     (Old English eall; related to Old High German al, Old Norse allr, Gothic alls all)  


all-  
      combining form   a variant of allo- before a vowel  
all-American  
      adj     (U.S)  
1    representative of the whole of the United States  
2    composed exclusively of American members  
3    (of a person) typically American  
the company looks for all-American clean-cut college students     
all-around  
      adj   prenominal      the U.S. equivalent of       all-round  
All Blacks  
      pl n   the. the international Rugby Union football team of New Zealand  
     (so named because of the players' black playing strip)  
all clear  
      n  
1    a signal, usually a siren, indicating that some danger, such as an air raid, is over  
2    an indication that obstacles are no longer present; permission to proceed  
he received the all clear on the plan     
all-dayer  
      n   an entertainment, such as a pop concert or film screening, that lasts all day  
all-fired   Slang     (chiefly U.S.)  
      adj  
1    prenominal   excessive; extreme  
      adv  
2    (intensifier)  
don't be so all-fired sure of yourself!     
     (altered from hell-fired)  
all-flying tail  
      n   a type of aircraft tailplane in which the whole of the tailplane is moved for control purposes  
All Fools' Day  
      n   another name for April Fools' Day (see April fool).  
all fours  
      n  
1    both the arms and legs of a person or all the legs of a quadruped (esp. in the phrase on all fours)  
2       another name for       seven-up  
all hail  
      interj   an archaic greeting or salutation  
     (C14, literally: all health (to someone))  
all-important  
      adj   crucial; vital  
all in  
      adj  
1    postpositive  
Informal   completely exhausted; tired out  
      adv  
      adj   all-in when prenominal  
2   
a    with all expenses or costs included in the price  
the flat is one hundred pounds a week all in     
b    (prenominal)  
the all-in price is thirty pounds     
all-inclusive  
      adj   including everything; comprehensive  
all-in wrestling  
      n      another name for       freestyle       2b  
all-nighter  
      n   an entertainment, such as a pop concert or film screening, that lasts all night  
All-Ordinaries Index  
      n   an index of share prices on the Australian Stock Exchange giving a weighted arithmetic average of 245 ordinary shares  
all'ottava  
      adj  
      adv     (Music)   to be played an octave higher or lower than written.,   (Symbol)    8va  
     (Italian: at the octave)  
all-out   Informal  
      adj  
1    using one's maximum powers  
an all-out effort     
      adv  
  all out  
2    to one's maximum effort or capacity  
he went all out on the home stretch     
all-over  
      adj   covering the entire surface  
all-powerful  
      adj   possessing supreme power; omnipotent  
all right  
      adj   postpositive except in slang use  
      adv  
1    adequate; satisfactory  
2    unharmed; safe  
3    all-right     (U.S.)  
slang  
a    acceptable  
an all-right book     
b    reliable  
an all-right guy     
      sentence substitute  
4    very well: used to express assent  
      adv  
5    satisfactorily; adequately  
the car goes all right     
6    without doubt  
he's a bad one, all right        (Also)    alright  
See at alright  
all-round  
      adj  
1    efficient in all respects, esp. in sport; versatile  
an all-round player     
2    comprehensive; many-sided; not narrow  
an all-round education     
all-rounder  
      n   a versatile person, esp. in a sport  
All Saints' Day  
      n   a Christian festival celebrated on Nov. 1 to honour all the saints  
all-sorts  
      pl n   a mixture, esp. a mixture of liquorice sweets  
All Souls' Day  
      n     (R.C. Church)   a day of prayer (Nov. 2) for the dead in purgatory  
all square  
      adj   postpositive  
1    mutually clear of all debts or obligations  
2    (of contestants or teams in sports) having equal scores  
all-star  
      adj   prenominal   consisting of star performers  
all-time  
      adj   prenominal  
Informal   unsurpassed in some respect at a particular time  
an all-time record     
all told  
      adv   sentence modifier   taking every one into account; in all  
we were seven all told     
be-all and end-all  
      n  
Informal  
1    the ultimate aim or justification  
to provide help for others is the be-all and end-all of this group     
2    Often humorous   a person or thing considered to be beyond improvement  
boots and all     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal  
      adv  
1    making every effort; with no holds barred  
      adj   boots-and-all when prenominal  
2    behaving or conducted in such a manner  
catch-all  
      n  
a    something designed to cover a variety of situations or possibilities  
b    (as modifier)  
a catch-all clause     
come-all-ye  
      n   a street ballad or folk song  
     (C19: from the common opening words come all ye (young maidens, loyal heroes, etc.)...)  
cure-all  
      n   something reputed to cure all ailments  
end-all  
      n      short for       be-all and end-all  
ex all  
      adv     (Finance)   without the right to any benefits  
shares quoted ex all     
free-for-all  
      n  
Informal   a disorganized brawl or argument, usually involving all those present  
heal-all  
      n      another name for       selfheal  
jack of all trades  
      n   pl   , jacks of all trades   a person who undertakes many different kinds of work  
know-all  
      n  
Informal, disparaging   a person who pretends or appears to know a great deal  
maid of all work  
      n  
1    a maid who does all types of housework  
2    a general factotum  
save-all  
      n  
1    a device to prevent waste or loss  
2      (Nautical)  
a    a net used while loading a ship  
b    a light sail set to catch wind spilling from another sail  
3    Dialect   overalls or a pinafore  
4      (Brit)      a dialect word for       miser  
you-all  
      pron      a U.S., esp. Southern, word for       you   esp. when addressing more than one person   esp. when addressing more than one person  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adv.
in spite of the flaws/minuses/disadvantages; with goods and bads; with minuses and pluses
love / accept smb. flaws and all = love /accept smb. as he/she is, with qualities and flaws.
adj.
liked best of all
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adj.
all right; runing smoothly
[Slang];[UK] Everything is tickety-boo with building our new house; soon we will move in.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
intensifying expression, often used with "look"
he looked for all the world as if he was going to cry: il avait vraiment l'air d'être sur le point de pleurer
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
n.
partner during an event
E.g.: Tom will be her plus one to the party.
exp.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
the complete opposite of a sugar daddy, one who tries, but is broke and fronting.
[Slang] salty mama
n.
one who makes stripes and epaulettes
[Tech.]
exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
id.
going from one bar to another
n.
one who solves people's problems
n.
one who designs a room interior
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
exp.
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
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