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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  All  \All\,  a.  [OE.  al  pl  alle,  AS  eal,  pl  ealle, 
  Northumbrian  alle,  akin  to  D.  &  OHG.  al  Ger.  all  Icel. 
  allr.  Dan.  al  Sw  all  Goth.  alls;  and  perh.  to  Ir  and 
  Gael.  uile,  W.  oll.] 
  1.  The  whole  quantity,  extent,  duration,  amount,  quality,  or 
  degree  of  the  whole;  the  whole  number  of  any  whatever; 
  every;  as  all  the  wheat;  all  the  land;  all  the  year;  all 
  the  strength;  all  happiness;  all  abundance;  loss  of  all 
  power;  beyond  all  doubt;  you  will  see  us  all  (or  all  of 
  us). 
 
  Prove  all  things:  hold  fast  that  which  is  good.  --1 
  Thess.  v.  21. 
 
  2.  Any  [Obs.]  ``Without  all  remedy.''  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  When  the  definite  article  ``the,''  or  a  possessive  or  a 
  demonstrative  pronoun,  is  joined  to  the  noun  that  all 
  qualifies,  all  precedes  the  article  or  the  pronoun;  as 
  all  the  cattle;  all  my  labor;  all  his  wealth;  all  our 
  families;  all  your  citizens;  all  their  property;  all 
  other  joys. 
 
  Note:  This  word  not  only  in  popular  language,  but  in  the 
  Scriptures,  often  signifies,  indefinitely,  a  large 
  portion  or  number,  or  a  great  part  Thus  all  the 
  cattle  in  Egypt  died,  all  Judea  and  all  the  region 
  round  about  Jordan,  all  men  held  John  as  a  prophet,  are 
  not  to  be  understood  in  a  literal  sense  but  as 
  including  a  large  part  or  very  great  numbers. 
 
  3.  Only;  alone;  nothing  but 
 
  I  was  born  to  speak  all  mirth  and  no  matter.  --Shak. 
 
  {All  the  whole},  the  whole  (emphatically).  [Obs.]  ``All  the 
  whole  army.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  All  \All\,  adv 
  1.  Wholly;  completely;  altogether;  entirely;  quite;  very  as 
  all  bedewed;  my  friend  is  all  for  amusement.  ``And  cheeks 
  all  pale.''  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  All  \All\,  conj.  [Orig.  all  adv.,  wholly:  used  with  though  or 
  if  which  being  dropped  before  the  subjunctive  left  all  as  if 
  in  the  sense  although.] 
  Although;  albeit.  [Obs.] 
 
  All  they  were  wondrous  loth.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  stake. 
 
  Death,  as  the  Psalmist  saith,  is  certain  to  all 
  --Shak. 
 
  All  that  thou  seest  is  mine.  --Gen.  xxxi. 
  43. 
 
  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; 
  nevertheless. 
 
  {All  in  all},  a  phrase  which  signifies  all  things  to  a 
  person,  or  everything  desired;  (also  adverbially)  wholly; 
  altogether. 
 
  Thou  shalt  be  all  in  all  and  I  in  thee,  Forever. 
  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  {At  all}. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  all 
  adj  1:  quantifier;  used  with  either  mass  or  count  nouns  to  indicate 
  the  whole  number  or  amount  of  or  every  one  of  a  class; 
  "we  sat  up  all  night";  "ate  all  the  food";  "all  men 
  are  mortal";  "all  parties  are  welcome"  [syn:  {all(a)}, 
  {all  of}]  [ant:  {some(a)},  {no(a)}] 
  2:  completely  given  to  or  absorbed  by  "became  all  attention" 
  adv  :  to  a  complete  degree  or  to  the  full  or  entire  extent;  "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";  (`whole'  is  often  used  informally  for 
  `wholly'  as  in  "a  whole  new  idea")  [syn:  {wholly},  {entirely}, 
  {completely},  {totally},  {altogether},  {whole}]  [ant: 
  {partly}] 




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