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Alternative formsEdit

  • al (obsolete)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English all, from Old English eall (all, every, entire, whole, universal), from Proto-Germanic *allaz (all, whole, every), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂el- (all). Cognate with West Frisian al (all), Dutch al (all), Scots a' (all), German all (all), Swedish all (all), Icelandic allur (all), Welsh oll (all), Irish uile (all), Lithuanian aliái (all, each, every), Albanian lloj (type, sort, variegated).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

all

  1. (dialect, Pennsylvania) All gone; dead.
    The butter is all.

AdverbEdit

all (not comparable)

  1. (degree) intensifier.
    It suddenly went all quiet.
    She was all, “Whatever.”
  2. (poetic) Entirely.
    • 1738, Charles Wesley, “And can it be that I should gain”, in John Wesley, editor, A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, Charlestown: Lewis Timothy, OCLC 909267115:
      'Tis mystery all: th'Immortal dies
  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
    • 1579, Edmund Spenser, The Shepheardes Calender, London: Hugh Singleton, OCLC 932885060:
      All as his straying flock he fed.
    • 1715, John Gay, What D’ye Call It?, London: Bernard Lintott, OCLC 938412196:
      A damsel lay deploring / All on a rock reclined.

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DeterminerEdit

 
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all

  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.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, chapter III, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, OCLC 16832619:
      In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass. In this way all respectable burgesses, down to fifty years ago, spent their evenings.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path []. It twisted and turned, [] and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn. And, back of the lawn, was a big, old-fashioned house, with piazzas stretching in front of it, and all blazing with lights.
  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.

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TranslationsEdit

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Noun/PronounEdit

all (countable and uncountable, plural alls)

  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.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 3, in The Celebrity:
      Now all this was very fine, but not at all in keeping with the Celebrity's character as I had come to conceive it. The idea that adulation ever cloyed on him was ludicrous in itself. In fact I thought the whole story fishy, and came very near to saying so.
  2. Everyone.
    A good time was had by all.
  3. (with a possessive pronoun) Everything that one is capable of.
    She gave her all, and collapsed at the finish line.
  4. (countable) The totality of one's possessions.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, pp. 37-8:
      she therefore ordered Jenny to pack up her alls and begone, for that she was determined she should not sleep that night within her walls. [] I packed up my little all as well as I could, and went off.

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ConjunctionEdit

all

  1. (obsolete) although
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, volume 2, London: Ponsonbie, OCLC 243035665:
      And those two froward sisters, their faire loves, / Came with them eke, all they were wondrous loth.

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂elu- ‘bitter’. Compare Old English ealu (ale), Latin alum (comfrey), alūta (tawed leather), Polish zjełczały (Eastern) jełki, iłki (rancid), Ancient Greek ἀλύδοιμος (alúdoimos, bitter).

AdjectiveEdit

all m (feminine alle)

  1. of reddish colour

BretonEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

all

  1. other

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal (compare Occitan alh), from Latin allium (compare French ail, Spanish ajo).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

all m (plural alls)

  1. garlic

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same Uralic root *ala as Finnish ala- and Hungarian alatt.

PostpositionEdit

all

  1. under, below (Governs the genitive)

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German al, from Old High German al, from Proto-Germanic *allaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

all (not comparable)

  1. all
    Alle Menschen sind gleich.
    All people are equal.
    Du musst doch nicht allen Unsinn nachmachen, den du hörst!
    You needn't reproduce all nonsense that you hear!
    • 1843, Karl Ludwig Kannegießer (translation from Italian into German), Die göttliche Komödie des Dante Alighieri, 4th edition, 1st part, Leipzig, p. 84:
      ... / Nachdem, von Wuth und Grausamkeit entbronnen, / Der Weiberschwarm die Männer all erschlug.
  2. every (in time intervals, with plural noun)
    Wir treffen uns alle zwei Wochen.
    We meet up every two weeks.

Usage notesEdit

  • The bare form all is used with articles and pronouns, which it precedes (as in English). For instance: all die Sachen (all the things); all dies[es] Gerede (all this chitchat); all meine Freunde (all my friends). Colloquial German often uses the adjective ganz instead: die ganzen Sachen; dies[es] ganze Gerede; meine ganzen Freunde.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of aller
masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative aller alle alles alle
genitive alles
allen
aller alles
allen
aller
dative allem aller allem allen
accusative allen alle alles alle

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Further readingEdit

  • all in Duden online

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

all

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌻𐌻

IngrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Finnish alla.

PostpositionEdit

all

  1. under

LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

all

  1. (with uncountable or plural nouns) all
  2. (with countable singular nouns) every; each
    Et muss een net mat all Virschlag eens sinn.
    One needn’t agree to every proposition.

Usage notesEdit

  • The word is usually uninflected, except for the dative plural, which becomes allen.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse allr.

DeterminerEdit

all (neuter singular alt, plural alle)

  1. all

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse allr.

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

all (neuter singular alt, plural alle)

  1. all

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish alder, from Old Norse allr, from Proto-Germanic *allaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂el-.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

all (neuter allt, plural alla)

  1. all
    Drack du upp all mjölk?
    Did you drink all the milk?

Usage notesEdit

All (with inflections) is used with mass nouns. The corresponding for nouns with ordinary plural is alla.

A masculine-looking form (alle) is virtually only retained in the fixed expressions alle man and allesamman (everyone).

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WelshEdit

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VerbEdit

all

  1. Soft mutation of gall.