1. [syn: altogether, all told, in all]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
All \All\, n.
The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing;
everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole;
totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at
Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.
All that thou seest is mine. --Gen. xxxi.
Note: All is used with of, like a partitive; as, all of a
thing, all of us.
After all, after considering everything to the contrary;
All in all, a phrase which signifies all things to a
person, or everything desired; (also adverbially) wholly;
Thou shalt be all in all, and I in thee,
Trust me not at all, or all in all. --Tennyson.
All in the wind (Naut.), a phrase denoting that the sails
are parallel with the course of the wind, so as to shake.
All told, all counted; in all.
And all, and the rest; and everything connected. "Bring our
crown and all." --Shak.
(a) In every respect; wholly; thoroughly. [Obs.] "She is a
shrew at al(l)." --Chaucer.
(b) A phrase much used by way of enforcement or emphasis,
usually in negative or interrogative sentences, and
signifying in any way or respect; in the least degree or
to the least extent; in the least; under any
circumstances; as, he has no ambition at all; has he any
property at all? "Nothing at all." --Shak. "If thy father
at all miss me." --1 Sam. xx. 6.
Over all, everywhere. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Note: All is much used in composition to enlarge the meaning,
or add force to a word. In some instances, it is
completely incorporated into words, and its final
consonant is dropped, as in almighty, already, always:
but, in most instances, it is an adverb prefixed to
adjectives or participles, but usually with a hyphen,
as, all-bountiful, all-glorious, allimportant,
all-surrounding, etc. In others it is an adjective; as,
allpower, all-giver. Anciently many words, as, alabout,
alaground, etc., were compounded with all, which are
now written separately.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: with everything included or counted; "altogether he earns
close to a million dollars" [syn: altogether, all
told, in all]