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      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  
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all

  

      adj  
1    every bit of, the complete, the entire, the sum of, the totality of, the total of, the whole of  
2    each, each and every, every, every one of, every single  
3    complete, entire, full, greatest, perfect, total, utter  
      n  
4    aggregate, entirety, everything, sum, sum total, total, total amount, totality, utmost, whole, whole amount  
      adv  
5    altogether, completely, entirely, fully, totally, utterly, wholly  


all-important     
central, consequential, critical, crucial, essential, key, momentous, necessary, pivotal, significant, urgent, vital  
all-out     
complete, determined, exhaustive, full, full-on     (informal)   full-scale, maximum, optimum, outright, resolute, supreme, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, undivided, unlimited, unremitting, unrestrained, unstinted, utmost  
  
Antonyms     
   careless, cursory, half-hearted, negligent, off-hand, perfunctory, unenthusiastic  
all-powerful     
almighty, omnipotent, supreme  
  
Antonyms     
   helpless, impotent, powerless  
all right  
      adj  
1    acceptable, adequate, average, fair, O.K. or okay     (informal)   passable, satisfactory, so-so     (informal)   standard, unobjectionable, up to scratch     (informal)  
2    hale, healthy, out of the woods, safe, sound, unharmed, unimpaired, uninjured, well, whole  
      adv  
3    acceptably, adequately, O.K. or okay     (informal)   passably, satisfactorily, unobjectionably, well enough  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    bad, inadequate, not good enough, not up to scratch     (informal)   objectionable, poor, unacceptable, unsatisfactory  
2    ailing, bad, ill, injured, off colour, out of sorts, poorly, sick, sickly, unhealthy, unwell  
cure-all     
catholicon, elixir, elixir vitae, nostrum, panacea  
free-for-all     
affray     (Law)   bagarre, brawl, donnybrook, dust-up     (informal)   fight, fracas, melee or mêlée, riot, row, scrimmage, shindig     (informal)   shindy     (informal)  
know-all     
clever-clogs     (informal)   clever Dick     (informal)   smart aleck     (informal)   smartarse     (slang)   smarty     (informal)   smarty-boots     (informal)   smarty-pants     (informal)   wiseacre, wise guy     (informal)  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

for all the world 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

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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
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.
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
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.
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
sentence containing all letters of a given alphabet at least once.The canonical example in English is: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog'.
A perfect pangram contains each letter of the alphabet just once and thus is far more difficult to come up with. The best seems to be: 'Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx'.
exp.
reach an extreme point or an upper limit; exhaust all options or resources
n.
1. the discharge or release of a person appearing in court of all criminal charges because they have been found not guilty. 2. a release from an obligation, duty, or debt.
legal E.g After the clear acquittal from the judge, he had to start his life all over again.
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
n.
1. the state of being joined together 2. in logic, the connection of isolated facts by means of a general description or hypothesis which applies to them all
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
n.
HR jargon term used to refer to an ideal applicant for a job; an applicant that meets all the requirements of a job description
[HR]; [Jargon] The term was adopted by the HR community based on the presumption that finding an ideal candidate for a job is as likely to happen as finding a purple squirrel
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
exp.
celebrate smth. with excitement; party wildly; party all night long
exp.
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
n.
The non-gaming internet shop refers to a place where the game sites are blocked or not installed on all computer units.
exp.
a humorous way of saying that something is not needed at all
[Hum.];[Iron.]
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