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all-around

[awl-uh-round] /ˈɔl əˌraʊnd/
adjective
1.
able to do many things; versatile:
an all-around player.
2.
broadly applicable; not specialized:
an all-around education.
3.
inclusive; comprehensive; complete:
an all-around failure.
Also, all-round.
Origin of all-around
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30
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  • Men, like motors, should be judged on their all-around performance.

    The Armed Forces Officer

    U. S. Department of Defense
  • The most wholesome type of boat for all-around cruising and racing.

    On Yacht Sailing Thomas Fleming Day
  • all-around geniuses are rare—so rare that we can hardly find them.

    Successward Edward W. Bok
  • A sort of an all-around sport was Larry, and a boxer of no mean ability.

    A Ball Player's Career

    Adrian C. Anson
  • The system of scoring in the all-around Championship is complicated.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for all-around

all-around

adjective
1.
(prenominal) the US equivalent of all-round
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