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All - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'All' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . All [ a.]
- 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).
- Any.
- Only; alone; nothing but.
2 . All [ adv.]
- Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement.
- Even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.)
3 . All [ conj.]
- Although; albeit.
4 . All [ n.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'All' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . all [ a]
Meaning (1):
- (quantifier) used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
Example in sentence:
  • all men are mortal;
  • all parties are welcome;
  • ate all the food;
  • we sat up all night
2 . all [ r]
Meaning (2):
- to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
Example in sentence:
  • a totally new situation;
  • a whole new idea;
  • an altogether new approach;
  • entirely satisfied with the meal;
  • he fell right into the trap;
  • he was wholly convinced;
  • it was completely different from what we expected;
  • it was not altogether her fault;
  • she felt right at home;
  • the directions were all wrong;
  • was completely at fault
3 . all [ s]
Meaning (3):
- completely given to or absorbed by
Example in sentence:
  • became all attention