all Meaning - 38 Definitions and 19 Examples Available!

What is the meaning of all? Here 38 definitions and 19 example sentences available for the word all.

Meaning of all
(degree) intensifier.

Definitions of all

adverb

1. (degree) intensifier.
It suddenly went all quiet.
She was all, “Whatever.”
2. (poetic) Entirely.
3. Apiece; each.
The score was 30 all when the rain delay started.
4. (degree) So much.
Don't want to go? All the better since I lost the tickets.
5. (obsolete, poetic) even; just
6. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
7. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement.
8. Even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.)

determiner

1. Every individual or anything of the given class, with no exceptions (the noun or noun phrase denoting the class must be plural or uncountable).
All contestants must register at the scorer’s table.  All flesh is originally grass.  All my friends like classical music.
2. Throughout the whole of (a stated period of time; generally used with units of a day or longer).
The store is open all day and all night. (= through the whole of the day and the whole of the night.)
I’ve been working on this all year. (= from the beginning of the year until now.)
3. (obsolete) Any.
4. Only; alone; nothing but.
He's all talk; he never puts his ideas into practice.
5. (obsolete, poetic) even; just
6. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
7. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement.
8. Even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.)

pronoun

1. Everything.
some gave all they had
she knows all and sees all
Those who think they know it all are annoying to those of us who do.
2. Everyone.
A good time was had by all.
I’ve been working on this all year. (= from the beginning of the year until now.)
3. (obsolete) Any.
4. Only; alone; nothing but.
He's all talk; he never puts his ideas into practice.
5. (obsolete, poetic) even; just
6. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
7. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement.
8. Even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.)

noun

1. (with a possessive pronoun) Everything that one is capable of.
She gave her all, and collapsed at the finish line.
2. (countable) The totality of one's possessions.
3. 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.
I’ve been working on this all year. (= from the beginning of the year until now.)
3. (obsolete) Any.
4. Only; alone; nothing but.
He's all talk; he never puts his ideas into practice.
5. (obsolete, poetic) even; just
6. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
7. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement.
8. Even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.)

conjunction

1. (obsolete) although
2. Although; albeit.
2. (countable) The totality of one's possessions.
3. 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.
I’ve been working on this all year. (= from the beginning of the year until now.)
3. (obsolete) Any.
4. Only; alone; nothing but.
He's all talk; he never puts his ideas into practice.
5. (obsolete, poetic) even; just
6. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
7. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement.
8. Even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.)

adjective

1. (dialect, Pennsylvania) All gone; dead.
The butter is all.
2. quantifier
3. completely given to or absorbed by
became all attention
4. (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
5. Any.
6. Only; alone; nothing but.
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).
5. (obsolete, poetic) even; just
6. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
7. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement.
8. Even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.)

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