all-round


all-round
all-round [ôl′round′]
adj., adv.
var. of ALL-AROUND

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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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 — 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

  • 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 — (US all around) ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a great many abilities or uses. 2) in many or all respects …   English terms dictionary

  • all-round — adjective BRITISH ALL AROUND …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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