all-embracing all-embracing adj. 1. 1 broad in scope or content.

Syn: all-inclusive, across-the-board, blanket(prenominal), broad, complete, global, panoptic, wide [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • all-embracing — all em bracing adj including everyone or everything ▪ an all embracing vision of society …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all-embracing — index composite, comprehensive, inclusive, nonsectarian, omnibus, prevailing (current), prevalent …   Law dictionary

  • all-embracing — adjective broad in scope or content across the board pay increases an all embracing definition blanket sanctions against human rights violators an invention with broad applications a panoptic study of Soviet nationality T.G.Winner granted him… …   Useful english dictionary

  • all-embracing — ADJ GRADED Something that is all embracing includes or affects everyone or everything. His hospitality was instantaneous and all embracing. Syn: all encompassing …   English dictionary

  • all-embracing — /awl em bray sing/, adj. covering or applying to all; all inclusive; blanket: an all embracing definition. Also, all encompassing. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • all-embracing — adjective Date: circa 1649 complete, sweeping < an all embracing theory > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • all-embracing — adjective including everyone or everything: an all embracing vision of the cosmos …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • all-embracing — all em|bra|cing [ ,ɔl ım breısıŋ ] adjective including everything or everyone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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