1. the whole extent or quantity of
⇒ all New England, all the gold
3. every one of
⇒ all men must eat
4. the greatest possible; as much as possible
⇒ said in all sincerity
5. any; any whatever
⇒ true beyond all question
6. everynow used only in such phrases as all manner of men
7. alone; only
⇒ life is not all pleasure
8. seeming to be nothing but
⇒ he was all arms and legs
9. Us, Dialectal completely used up, consumed, over with, etc.
⇒ the bread is all
10. [with pl. v.] everyone
⇒ all must die
11. [with pl. v.] every one
⇒ all of us are here; all of the pencils are sharpened
12. everything; the whole thing, matter, situation, etc.
⇒ all is over between them
13. every part or bit
⇒ all of it is gone
14. one's whole property, effort, etc.
⇒ gave his all
15. a totality; whole
⇒ a score of thirty all
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Wortherkunft von 'all'ME al, all < OE eal < IE *al-no-s < base *al-, *ol-, beyond, exceeding > L ultra