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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English eall (all, every, entire, whole, universal), from Proto-Germanic *allaz (all, whole, every), from Proto-Indo-European *al- (all). Cognate with West Frisian al (all), Dutch al (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).

Adverb[edit]

all (not comparable)

  1. (degree) intensifier.
    You’ve got it all wrong.
    She was all, “Whatever.”
  2. Apiece; each.
    The score was 30 all when the rain delay started.
  3. (degree) So much.
    Don't want to go? All the better since I lost the tickets.
  4. (dialect, Pennsylvania) All gone; dead.
    The butter is all.
  5. (obsolete, poetic) even; just
    • Spenser
      All as his straying flock he fed.
    • Gay
      A damsel lay deploring / All on a rock reclined.

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Translations[edit]

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Determiner[edit]

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).
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, 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.
    All contestants must register at the scorer’s table.   All flesh is grass.   All my friends like classical music.
  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. (= The store is open throughout the whole of the day and the whole of the night.)
    I’ve been working on this all year. (= I've been working from the beginning of the year until now.)
  3. Everyone.
    A good time was had by all.
  4. Everything.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 3, 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.
    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.
  5. (obsolete) any
    • Shakespeare
      without all remedy
  6. Only; alone; nothing but.
    He's all talk; he never puts his ideas into practice.
    • Shakespeare
      I was born to speak all mirth and no matter.

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Noun[edit]

all (countable and uncountable, plural alls)

  1. (with a possessive pronoun) Everything possible.
    She gave her all, and collapsed at the finish line.
  2. (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.

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Conjunction[edit]

all

  1. (obsolete) although
    • (Can we date this quote?) Spenser
      All they were wondrous loth.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

all m (feminine alle)

  1. of reddish colour

Breton[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

all

  1. other

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin allium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

all m (plural alls)

  1. garlic

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Postposition[edit]

all

  1. under

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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!
  2. every (in time intervals, with plural noun)
    Wir treffen uns alle zwei Wochen.
    We meet up every two weeks.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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). This usage is somewhat formal, however; colloquial German prefers to use the adjective ganz instead: die ganzen Sachen; dies[es] ganze Gerede; meine ganzen Freunde.

Declension[edit]

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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External links[edit]

  • all in Duden online

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

all

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌻𐌻

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

all

  1. all
  2. every, each

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse allr, from Proto-Germanic *allaz.

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Pronoun[edit]

all (neuter allt, plural alla)

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

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Usage notes[edit]

All (with inflections) is used about 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).