All-round
Round Round, adv. 1. On all sides; around. [1913 Webster]

Round he throws his baleful eyes. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one's position; as, to turn one's head round; a wheel turns round. [1913 Webster]

3. In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round. [1913 Webster]

4. From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, -- that is, to change sides or opinions. [1913 Webster]

5. By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point. [1913 Webster]

6. Through a circle, as of friends or houses. [1913 Webster]

The invitations were sent round accordingly. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

7. Roundly; fully; vigorously. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{All round}, over the whole place; in every direction.

{All-round}, of general capacity; as, an all-round man. [Colloq.]

{To bring one round}. (a) To cause one to change his opinions or line of conduct. (b) To restore one to health. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • All round — Round Round, adv. 1. On all sides; around. [1913 Webster] Round he throws his baleful eyes. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one s position; as, to turn one s head round; a wheel turns… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all round — adv BrE all a round AmE used to say that you are describing the total quality or effect of something, rather than the details ▪ All round it s not a bad car. ▪ It was a nasty business all round …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all round — adv BrE all a round AmE used to say that you are describing the total quality or effect of something, rather than the details ▪ All round it s not a bad car. ▪ It was a nasty business all round …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all-round — adj. prenom. 1. many sided. an all round athlete Syn: all around(prenominal), well rounded [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all-round — (adj.) 1728, from ALL (Cf. all) + ROUND (Cf. round) (adj.). All rounder is from 1855 as a type of men s collar; 1875 as a person who is good at everything …   Etymology dictionary

  • all-round — BrE all a round AmE adj [only before noun] good at doing many different things ▪ an all round athlete …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all-round — BrE all a round AmE adj [only before noun] good at doing many different things ▪ an all round athlete …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all round — ► all round 1) in all respects. 2) for or by each person: drinks all round. Main Entry: ↑all …   English terms dictionary

  • all-round — all round; all round·er; …   English syllables

  • all-round — [ôl′round′] adj., adv. var. of ALL AROUND …   English World dictionary

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