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Definitions of all word
- predeterminer all You use all to indicate that you are referring to the whole of a particular group or thing or to everyone or everything of a particular kind. 3
- predeterminer all All is also a determiner. 3
- predeterminer all All is also a quantifier. 3
- predeterminer all All is also a pronoun. 3
- predeterminer all All is also an emphasizing pronoun. 3
- determiner all You use all to refer to the whole of a particular period of time. 3
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Origin of all
First appearance:before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English al, plural alle; Old English eal(l); cognate with Gothic alls, Old Norse allr, Old Frisian, Dutch, Middle Low German al, Old Saxon, Old High German al(l) (German all); if < *ol-no-, equivalent to Welsh oll and akin to Old Irish uile < *ol-io-; cf. almighty
Parts of speech for All
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for all
- complete — You use complete to emphasize that something is as great in extent, degree, or amount as it possibly can be.
- full — completely filled; containing all that can be held; filled to utmost capacity: a full cup.
- gross — without deductions; total, as the amount of sales, salary, profit, etc., before taking deductions for expenses, taxes, or the like (opposed to net2. ): gross earnings; gross sales.
- outright — complete or total: an outright loss.
- perfect — conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type: a perfect sphere; a perfect gentleman.
- fully — entirely or wholly: You should be fully done with the work by now.
- quite — completely, wholly, or entirely: quite the reverse; not quite finished.
- purely — in a pure manner; without admixture.
- totally — wholly; entirely; completely.
- altogether — You use altogether to emphasize that something has stopped, been done, or finished completely.
- group — any collection or assemblage of persons or things; cluster; aggregation: a group of protesters; a remarkable group of paintings.
- accumulation — An accumulation of something is a large number of things which have been collected together or acquired over a period of time.
- aggregate — An aggregate amount or score is made up of several smaller amounts or scores added together.
- aggregation — the act or process of aggregating
- collection — A collection of things is a group of similar things that you have deliberately acquired, usually over a period of time.
- non-exclusive — not admitting of something else; incompatible: mutually exclusive plans of action.
- each and every one — all
Antonyms for all
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