all-embracing

[awl-em-brey-sing]

adjective

covering or applying to all; all-inclusive; blanket: an all-embracing definition.

Nearby words

  1. all-american,
  2. all-around,
  3. all-day,
  4. all-dayer,
  5. all-dressed,
  6. all-encompassing,
  7. all-expense,
  8. all-fired,
  9. all-flying tail,
  10. all-important


Origin of all-embracing

First recorded in 1820–30

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