allover
I. adjective Date: 1796 covering the whole extent or surface <
a sweater with an allover pattern
>
II. noun Date: 1838 1. an embroidered, printed, or lace fabric with a design covering most of the surface 2. a pattern or design in which a single unit is repeated so as to cover an entire surface

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • allover — [ôl′ō΄vər] adj. 1. over the whole surface 2. with the pattern repeated over the whole surface [allover embroidery] n. cloth, etc. with such a pattern …   English World dictionary

  • allover —   [ ɔːləʊvə, englisch], bei Geweben und Gewirken »über und über« gemustert. Alloverspitze, Spitzenstoff vom laufenden Meter (Meterware) im Unterschied zu »in Form« gefertigter Spitze …   Universal-Lexikon

  • allover — adjective covering the entire surface an allover pattern got an allover tan • Similar to: ↑complete * * * I. ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : covering the whole extent of anything variations in solar radiation or some other allover effect …   Useful english dictionary

  • allover — /awl oh veuhr/, adj. 1. extending or repeated over the entire surface, as a decorative pattern. n. 2. a fabric with an allover pattern. [1570 80; ALL + OVER] * * * …   Universalium

  • allover — all•ov•er [[t]ˈɔlˌoʊ vər[/t]] adj. 1) repeated over the entire surface, as a decorative pattern 2) a fabric with an allover pattern • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • allover — adjective Alternate spelling of all over …   Wiktionary

  • allover — Synonyms and related words: all comprehending, all comprehensive, all covering, all embracing, all encompassing, all filling, all including, all inclusive, all pervading, catholic, cosmopolitan, country wide, ecumenic, galactic, global, heaven… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • allover — all|over [ ɔ:louvə] <engl. > über u. über gemustert (von Stoffen u. Gewirken) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • allover — adj. covering all of something; appearing on the whole surface (also all over) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allover design —    see …   Glossary of Art Terms

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