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OTHER WORDS FOR all

2 every one of, each of.
27b in every place, throughout, far and wide, everyplace.
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Idioms about all

Origin of all

First recorded before 900; Middle English al, Old English eal(l); cognate with Gothic alls, Old Norse allr, Old Frisian, Dutch, Middle Low German al, Old Saxon, Old High German al(l) (German all ); perhaps from unattested ol-no-, equivalent to Welsh oll and akin to Old Irish uile, from unattested ol-io-;cf. almighty

usage note for all

Expressions like all the farther and all the higher occur chiefly in informal speech: This is all the farther the bus goes. That's all the higher she can jump. Elsewhere as far as and as high as are generally used: This is as far as the bus goes. That's as high as she can jump.
Although some object to the inclusion of of in such phrases as all of the students and all of the contracts and prefer to omit it, the construction is entirely standard.
See also already, alright, altogether.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH all

all , awl

Other definitions for all (2 of 2)

all-

variant of allo- before a vowel: allonym.
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How to use all in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for all (1 of 2)

all
/ (ɔːl) /

determiner
adverb
noun
(preceded by my, your, his, etc) (one's) complete effort or interestto give your all; you are my all
totality or whole

Other words from all

Related prefixes: pan-, panto-

Word Origin for all

Old English eall; related to Old High German al, Old Norse allr, Gothic alls all

British Dictionary definitions for all (2 of 2)

all-

combining form
a variant of allo-
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Medical definitions for all (1 of 2)

ALL

abbr.
acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Medical definitions for all (2 of 2)

all-

pref.
Variant ofallo-
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Other Idioms and Phrases with all

all

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