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[awl-round] /ˈɔlˈraʊnd/
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was the best example of an all-round invalid I ever stacked up against.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • But Rajendrahal Mitra was an all-round expert and was an academy in himself.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
  • "I am a bookkeeper, and an all-round office man," added the sick man.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • There has been an all-round decrease, corresponding to the decrease of the population.

    Home Rule Harold Spender
  • Among other peoples, only Scandinavians ever had such an all-round lot as this.

    All Afloat

    William Wood
  • The all-round work at the Institute continued as it had begun.

    From Slave to College President Godfrey Holden Pike
  • IT is very difficult to give an all-round impression of aa man.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • The Chestertonian decadence was not even an all-round falling-off.

  • Let us also understand that real consecration is an 'all-round' thing.

British Dictionary definitions for all-round


efficient in all respects, esp in sport; versatile: an all-round player
comprehensive; many-sided; not narrow: an all-round education
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for all-round

1728, from all + round (adj.). All-rounder is from 1855 as a type of men's collar; 1875 as a person who is good at everything.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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