all
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English all, al, from Old English eall; akin to Old High German all all Date: before 12th century 1. a. the whole amount, quantity, or extent of <
needed all the courage they had
>
<
sat up all night
>
b. as much as possible <
spoke in all seriousness
>
2. every member or individual component of <
all men will go
>
<
all five children were present
>
3. the whole number or sum of <
all the angles of a triangle are equal to two right angles
>
4. every <
all manner of hardship
>
5. any whatever <
beyond all doubt
>
6. nothing but ; only: a. completely taken up with, given to, or absorbed by <
became all attention
>
b. having or seeming to have (some physical feature) in conspicuous excess or prominence <
all legs
>
c. paying full attention with <
all ears
>
7. dialect used up ; entirely consumed — used especially of food and drink 8. being more than one person or thing <
who all is coming
>
Synonyms: see whole II. adverb Date: before 12th century 1. a. wholly, quite <
sat all alone
>
— often used as an intensive <
all out of proportion
>
<
all over the yard
>
<
it wasn't all that funny
>
b. selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization — used in combination <
all-league halfback
>
2. obsolete only, exclusively 3. archaic just 4. so much <
all the better for it
>
5. for each side ; apiece <
the score is two all
>
III. pronoun, singular or plural in construction Date: before 12th century 1. a. the whole number, quantity, or amount ; totality <
all that I have
>
<
all of us
>
<
all of the books
>
b. — used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness 2. everybody, everything <
gave equal attention to all
>
<
that is all
>
IV. noun Date: 1593 the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy <
gave his all for the cause
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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