all-around

[awl-uh-round]

adjective

able to do many things; versatile: an all-around player.
broadly applicable; not specialized: an all-around education.
inclusive; comprehensive; complete: an all-around failure.

Nearby words

  1. all'ottava,
  2. all's fair in love and war,
  3. all's well that ends well,
  4. all-,
  5. all-american,
  6. all-day,
  7. all-dayer,
  8. all-dressed,
  9. all-embracing,
  10. all-encompassing

Also all-round.

Origin of all-around

First recorded in 1720–30

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British Dictionary definitions for all-around

all-around

adjective

(prenominal) the US equivalent of all-round
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