Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “all”

See all translations

all

adverb
 
 
/ɔːl/
A2 completely or very: You're all wet! I'm all excited now.Both, all, each and every
all over A2 in every place: Lee has travelled all over the world.Intensifying expressions finished: It was all over very quickly.Causing something to endComing to an end
2/5/8, etc all B1 used to say that two players or teams have the same number of points in a game: It was 3 all at half time.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
all along B2 from the beginning of a period of time: I said all along that it was a mistake.Always and never
all but almost: The film was all but over by the time we arrived.AlmostMerely and barely
all the better/easier/more exciting, etc much better, easier, etc: The journey was all the more dangerous because of the bad weather.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
all in all B2 considering everything: All in all, I think she did well.General
(Definition of all adverb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “all” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pot luck

anything that is available or is found by chance, rather than something chosen, planned, or prepared

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More