all round


all round
all 'round
adv BrE all a'round AmE
used to say that you are describing the total quality or effect of something, rather than the details
All round it's not a bad car.
It was a nasty business all round.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • All round — Round Round, adv. 1. On all sides; around. [1913 Webster] Round he throws his baleful eyes. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one s position; as, to turn one s head round; a wheel turns… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All-round — Round Round, adv. 1. On all sides; around. [1913 Webster] Round he throws his baleful eyes. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one s position; as, to turn one s head round; a wheel turns… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all-round — adj. prenom. 1. many sided. an all round athlete Syn: all around(prenominal), well rounded [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all-round — (adj.) 1728, from ALL (Cf. all) + ROUND (Cf. round) (adj.). All rounder is from 1855 as a type of men s collar; 1875 as a person who is good at everything …   Etymology dictionary

  • all-round — BrE all a round AmE adj [only before noun] good at doing many different things ▪ an all round athlete …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all round — ► all round 1) in all respects. 2) for or by each person: drinks all round. Main Entry: ↑all …   English terms dictionary

  • all-round — all round; all round·er; …   English syllables

  • all-round — [ôl′round′] adj., adv. var. of ALL AROUND …   English World dictionary


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