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Definition 1: (quantifier) used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where all or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we sat up all night
  • ate all the food
  • all men are mortal
  • all parties are welcome

(all is similar to ...) (used of count nouns) every one considered individually

"each person is mortal" "each party is welcome"

(all is similar to ...) (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception

"every person is mortal" "every party is welcome" "had every hope of success" "every chance of winning"

(all is similar to ...) (used as intensive) every

"every last one of you"

(all is similar to ...) each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified

"every third seat" "every two hours"

Definition 2: to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly') - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where all or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was wholly convinced
  • entirely satisfied with the meal
  • it was completely different from what we expected
  • was completely at fault
  • a totally new situation
  • the directions were all wrong
  • it was not altogether her fault
  • an altogether new approach
  • a whole new idea
  • she felt right at home
  • he fell right into the trap

Synonyms for all in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: completely given to or absorbed by - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where all or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • became all attention

(all is similar to ...) having every necessary or normal part or component or step

"a complete meal" "a complete wardrobe" "a complete set of the Britannica" "a complete set of china" "a complete defeat" "a complete accounting"

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