-all

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-all

  1. obsolete spelling of -al
    line + -alllineall
    base + -allbasall
    cranium + -allcraniall
Usage notes[edit]

If the root word ended in l, the variant -ar was often used instead. Sometimes both forms were found: linear, lineall.

Etymology 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-all

  1. Relating to the whole of something.
    catch-all
    end-all