A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [awl]
    • /ɔl/
    • /ɔːl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awl]
    • /ɔl/

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

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Parts of speech for All


all popularity

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

adj 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.

adv all

  • 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.

noun all

  • 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.

adverb all

  • completely — having all parts or elements; lacking nothing; whole; entire; full: a complete set of Mark Twain's writings.
  • very — in a high degree; extremely; exceedingly: A giant is very tall.

general all

  • a bit — A bit of something is a small amount of it.
  • a little — small in size; not big; not large; tiny: a little desk in the corner of the room.
  • in general — of or relating to all persons or things belonging to a group or category: a general meeting of the employees.

adjective all

  • non-exclusive — not admitting of something else; incompatible: mutually exclusive plans of action.

pronoun all

Antonyms for all

adj all

  • none — to no extent; in no way; not at all: The supply is none too great.
  • zero — the figure or symbol 0, which in the Arabic notation for numbers stands for the absence of quantity; cipher.
  • incompletely — not complete; lacking some part.

adv all

  • partially — being such in part only; not total or general; incomplete: partial blindness; a partial payment of a debt.
  • partly — in part; to some extent or degree; partially; not wholly: His statement is partly true.

noun all

  • zilch — zero; nothing: The search came up with zilch.
  • zip — zip code.
  • nothing — no thing; not anything; naught: to say nothing.

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