told

[ tohld ]
/ toʊld /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of tell1.

Idioms

    all told, counting everyone or everything; in all: There were 50 guests all told.

Related forms

well-told, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for all told (1 of 2)

all told


adverb

(sentence modifier) taking every one into account; in allwe were seven all told

British Dictionary definitions for all told (2 of 2)

told

/ (təʊld) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of tell 1

adjective

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Idioms and Phrases with all told (1 of 2)

all told


Added up, in summation, as in The ferry will hold 80 passengers all told, or All told, his proposal makes some good points. This idiom, first recorded in 1850, uses the verb tell in the sense of “count.”

Idioms and Phrases with all told (2 of 2)

told


see all told; I told you so; little bird told me. also see under tell.

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